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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.

USDA finalizes rule on Product of the USA labeling

The USDA has finalized its new Product of the U.S.A. labeling rule for meat, poultry, and eggs.  Joe Maxwell, co-founder of Farm Action, says the rule is good news for America’s farmers and ranchers.  “It was a great day to be in the room... Read More.

Pork industry applauds Scope 3 rule change

Pork producers are applauding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to remove the Scope 3 reporting requirement, which would have required farmers to report the greenhouse gas emissions of their supply chain. Bryan Humphreys, chief executive officer of the National Pork Producers Council, tells Brownfield... Read More.

Farmers and ranchers safe from new greenhouse emissions reporting rule

The chief legal counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the final rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission won’t require farmers and ranchers to provide the federal government with farm-level supply chain emissions reports. Mary-Thomas Hart tells Brownfield that Wednesday’s rule was a change from what... Read More.

New USDA rule outlines standards for livestock contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing a new rule to set clearer standards on discrimination and retaliation in livestock contracts under the Packers and Stockyards Act. The inclusive competition rule doesn’t allow hostile treatment of livestock and poultry growers based on race, color,... Read More.

U.S. Treasury adjustments to proposed rule benefit biogas

The U.S. Department of Treasury has agreed to revise a proposed rule to help benefit the production of biogas. Earlier this month, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski of Illinois and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio sent a letter urging the department to revise its rule that excludes... Read More.

Cattle producer eager to see final USDA rule on cattle traceability

A cattle producer from north-central South Dakota says he’s interested to see how USDA responds to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s stance on cattle traceability. Craig Bieber tells Brownfield… “I think it’s better if producers are in control of what happens with animal disease traceability,”... Read More.

Bicameral lawmakers press OMB to finalize E15 rule

The Biden administration is being pressed by lawmakers to finalize a rule that would allow year-round E15 sales in eight Midwestern states. A bipartisan and bicameral group sent a follow-up letter urging EPA and the Office of Management and Budget to implement their outstanding... Read More.

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

By the Kansas Corporation Commission TOPEKA, Kan. — The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, will begin on Wednesday, November 1 and remain in effect... Read More.