Clean Water Act Rule Is Dead – DTN

🕔Sep 13, 2019Farm groups declared victory Thursday after the Trump administration formally ended the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, announced […]

Biden’s Plan to Revitalize Rural America – Commentary

🕔Sep 13, 2019As part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the coming 2020 presidential campaign which will, in all likelihood, pit the winner against the incumbent Republican, Donald Trump, Joe […]

EPA Announces Waters of the U.S. Rule Repeal

🕔Sep 12, 2019Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced long-awaited plans to repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands through the […]

Biofuel Blending Waivers – Another Side Of The Story

🕔Sep 10, 2019The farmer-owned CountryMark cooperative and fuel refinery is caught in the middle of the small-refinery exemption controversy. The company operates in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky — most of […]

Bankruptcy: Are Taxes Dischargeable?

🕔Sep 9, 2019When facing financial trouble and bankruptcy, don’t forget about the taxes.  While Chapter 12 bankruptcy contains a provision allowing for the deprioritization of taxes, there is no comparable provision for […]

Trump’s Biofuels Plan Falls Short of Expectations

🕔Sep 9, 2019Reuters writers Chris Prentice and Stephanie Kelly reported late last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials late Thursday to consider a plan that […]

AgFax Weekend: Ag Sentiment Declines – Ag Barometer

🕔Sep 6, 2019AgFax Weekend is a weekly roundup of agricultural articles appearing on

After Being On The Back Burner, ARC-PLC Enrollment Opens – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2019USDA has opened enrollment for the main commodity programs in the farm bill, the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. Enrollment is open for the 2019 crop year […]

Democratic Hopefuls Talk Ag During CNN “Town Hall”

🕔Sep 5, 2019In an evening-long event on climate policies, Democratic presidential candidates said farmers and agriculture can be a solution to climate change, but criticized large scale agriculture and food production at […]

Farm Policy: Sanders’ Ag And Rural Proposals – A Snapshot

🕔Sep 4, 2019In an era of low agricultural commodity prices plus the history of the Democratic Party and the approach to agricultural policy that it developed during the Great Depression, it should […]

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