New EPA Head Questions Choices Made by Obama Administration – DTN Apr 24, 2017

🕔Apr 24, 2017
Speaking at an Earth Day Texas forum Friday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refuted the notion his agency would sit idle under President Donald Trump’s watch. He also challenged […]

Louisiana: Scale Insect Is Causing Widespread Wetland Damage Apr 19, 2017

🕔Apr 19, 2017
An LSU AgCenter entomologist is studying a small insect that has damaged vegetation key to the survival of Louisiana coastal marsh. Rodrigo Diaz said the insect, called the Phragmites scale, […]

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9 Apr 17, 2017

🕔Apr 17, 2017
In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the […]

Ag Policy: Caring for Environment Won’t Pay the Bills, Most Farmers Need Incentives Dec 13, 2016

🕔Dec 13, 2016
Our focus so far in this series of columns on agricultural policy has been to identify policy elements that that take into account the market failure we see in crop […]

Commodity Crops: Report Gauges Ag Sustainability Metrics – DTN Dec 12, 2016

🕔Dec 12, 2016
On-farm sustainability metrics have improved in a lot of areas going back to the 1980s, but also may have plateaued. With agricultural sustainability becoming a growing industry focus, the group […]

CRP Signup: Landowners Request Enrollment of 3 Million Acres – DTN May 5, 2016

🕔May 5, 2016
The Farm Service Agency has accepted enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the program’s latest signup period. The CRP pays farmers to idle […]

Mid-South Ag, Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, April 22 Apr 5, 2016

🕔Apr 5, 2016
Handling agricultural bankruptcies, federal wetland regulations and a keynote about ag trade with Cuba are all part of the third annual Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference on April 22 […]

Some Ag Insecticides May Actually Benefit Amphibian Populations Apr 5, 2016

🕔Apr 5, 2016
Certain common ag insecticides — including neonics and pyrethroids — may actually benefit amphibian populations by controlling parasites that harm those amphibians. That finding comes from a recent study that […]

USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program Dec 1, 2015

🕔Dec 1, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. […]

Enlist Reversal: EPA to Re-Evaluate Herbicide Combination – DTN Nov 25, 2015

🕔Nov 25, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a court motion Tuesday it wants to pull the plug on Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo herbicide, citing “new information” it received about the […]

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