AG POLICY NEWS
Water-Quality Cases Add Up
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Sep 24, 2013 06:37 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA must provide a more detailed defense for letting states take the lead on water-quality controls in the Mississippi River watershed.

Depending on the outcome, farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains could be facing the same kind of water-quality pressures that farmers face in the Chesapeake Bay.

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled EPA must respond to a five-year-old request from environmental groups to consider tougher pollution controls on chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River basin.

In the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Judge Jay Zainey ruled EPA ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • 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...
Related News Stories
Endangered Species Act Reform Passed
Washington Insider --Wednesday
Ag Policy Blog
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider --Tuesday
Washington Insider -- Monday
Washington Insider -- Friday
New Rural Infrastructure Fund
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Ag Policy Blog