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Ag groups back EPA in CAFO suit

Agricultural groups have joined the Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit against environmentalists pushing for additional permits on large livestock farms. “It could have an incredibly massive impact on farms across the country.” American Farm Bureau Federation deputy general counsel Travis Cushman tells Brownfield... Read More.

Minnesota Biofuels director frustrated by EPA GREET delay

The director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association is frustrated EPA delayed updates to certain transportation emission standards. Brian Werner tells Brownfield the agency missed a self-imposed March 1st deadline to announce an updated Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation, or GREET... Read More.

RFA to EPA: final rule disregards ethanol’s carbon benefits

Ethanol industry supporters say the Biden administration’s new automobile emissions standards miss the mark and disregard the carbon benefits of ethanol. Harold Wolle, a Minnesota farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, says the final rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... Read More.

EPA announces Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

The head of EPA says an office within his agency is being created to help solidify relationships with the ag sector. Speaking to attendees of Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas Friday morning, Administrator Michael Regan said for the first time ever, EPA is establishing... Read More.

Iowa delegation sends letter to EPA Admin Regan on year-round E15

A group of lawmakers are asking the Biden administration to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow year-round sales of E15 beginning in 2025. During a press call Thursday, U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson said a delayed implementation of the rule doesn’t make sense.... Read More.

EPA to release final herbicide action plan late August

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay their release of a final herbicide action strategy until the end of August and the CEO of the Ag Retailers Association says the agency is trying to get it right. Daren Coppock tells Brownfield EPA is trying to... Read More.

EPA issues existing stocks order for dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an existing stocks order for dicamba, allowing for its limited use in 2024. Ted McKinney, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, says the organization is pleased with the EPA’s actions. “Farmers, retailers, or anybody... Read More.

Soybean growers concerned about EPA chlorpyrifos rulemaking

Chlorpyrifos is back in the farmer’s toolbox for eleven crops, but soybean growers worry the EPA will take it away again.  Grower Tanner Johnson with the Wisconsin Soybean Association says, “Perhaps they would try to use some of the blanket rules that they’ve... Read More.

EPA is lifting its chlorpyrifos restrictions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says they will soon be lifting food tolerance restrictions for chlorpyrifos and will issue a new rule to set guidelines for product use for all but 11 uses as identified by a federal court. Daren Coppock with the Ag... Read More.

EPA to Permit More Ethanol Sales

UNDATED (HPM) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a request to allow several midwestern states to sell gasoline with 15% ethanol year-round. But the new rules don’t take effect until the summer of 2024.Troy Bredenkamp is the vice president of public policy... Read More.