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Environment & Conservation

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EPA extends comment period on rescinding WOTUS rule

Comments on the proposed rescinding of the controversial Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule are now due September 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced August 16, a 30-day extension.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin with uncertain timeline

Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico kick off talks today in Washington that are scheduled to run through Sunday, August 20 to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

DOJ settles suit against California farmer

A $1.1 million settlement in the case involving California farmer John Duarte was announced by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) today, just as the matter was about to go to trial.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

EPA counters criticism of WOTUS economic analysis

An economic analysis of the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relied on permitting data from years after the economic recession ended, the agency said, countering accusations its analysis was limited to the period when the downturn was taking place.
US Agricultural Policy EPA

USDA's Perdue signals he wants to help California farmer on CWA fines

Getting the US government to hold off on a lawsuit filed against a California wheat farmer facing fines is a goal expressed by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters via a conference call.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Biodiesel Board to lose Washington staff.

The National Biodiesel Board is losing some of its Washington staff. 

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EPA

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Court: EPA wrongly denied small refiners RFS exemption

Two small refineries in Wyoming were wrongly forced to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by the Obama administration in 2016, a federal court ruled today. Sinclair Oil-owned facilities had requested exemptions from the RFS, citing language in the law that allows EPA to spare small refiners from the program's biofuel blending requirements if they would experience "disproportionate economic hardship."
US Agricultural Policy EPA

Farmdoc Daily: EPA, RFS 'inadequate domestic supply' waiver

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the EPA interpretation of the "inadequate domestic supply" waiver for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being ruled invalid, authored by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good:
US Agricultural Policy EPA

EPA counters criticism of WOTUS economic analysis

An economic analysis of the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relied on permitting data from years after the economic recession ended, the agency said, countering accusations its analysis was limited to the period when the downturn was taking place.
US Agricultural Policy EPA

USDA's Perdue signals he wants to help California farmer on CWA fines

Getting the US government to hold off on a lawsuit filed against a California wheat farmer facing fines is a goal expressed by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters via a conference call.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Court Rules Against EPA Interpretation Used to Temper 2014-2016 RFS Levels

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stance that they reduced Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandated volumes under the program in a rule promulgated in 2015 on 2014-2016 biofuel requirements (and 2017 biodiesel) due to insufficient demand being the same as insufficient supply has been rejected by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

Biofuels EPA

RIN Price Surge Seen Boosting US Gasoline Exports

RIN Price Surge Seen Boosting US Gasoline Exports

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Farm Policy & Programs

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Farmdoc Daily: Economies of size, milk versus field crops

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about how economies of size compare for milk and other program commodities, notably field crops, authored by Carl Zulauf:
US Agricultural Policy ERS

Farmdoc Daily: Forecast of 2017 net income on grain farms in Illinois

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the forecast for 2017 net income on grain farms in Illinois, authored by Gary Schnitkey:
US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

USDA Radio Newsline: August 15, 2017

USDA radio items on soybean crop condition, Northern Plains drought relief and weather.
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Farm Bill

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Some US Fed banks signal farmland value pressure continues

Farmland values still were reported to have declined in the second quarter of 2017 in two Federal Reserve Districts but a third reported a land-value increase for the period while all three banks – Kansas City, St Louis and Chicago –reported continued pressure on farm incomes and increased concern by bankers about the potential for additional stress for the US agricultural sector.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Incomes

Farm bill timing remains moving target

Timing of the next farm bill remains uncertain as key farm-state senators continue to offer many timelines for when it will be ready.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

The Day Ahead: August 8, 2017

Global equity markets have a negative tone as markets assess China trade data amid relatively light trading volume. Grain and soybean futures have seen additional buying interest overnight in the wake of USDA crop ratings.

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