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Mon Apr 8, 2013 05:42 AM CDT

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EPA Employee Furloughs to Begin April 21

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun issuing notices to individual employees in preparation for unpaid days off that are scheduled to begin April 21. EPA Assistant Administrator Craig Hooks said in an email to agency employees last week that they would be receiving the notices beginning as early as last Friday.

Federal agencies are required to provide employees with a written decision describing the specific reasons for a furlough, according to guidance issued by ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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