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Thu Nov 21, 2013 07:56 AM CST

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EPA's Five-Year Plan Could Provoke Additional Scrutiny

The Environmental Protection Agency this week issued a draft five-year plan that lists the agency's top priorities for fiscal 2014 through 2018. These include: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, implementing adaptation strategies for dealing with the effects of climate change, protecting water bodies, cleaning up communities and promoting sustainable development, ensuring chemical safety, preventing pollution, and ensuring compliance and enforcing existing laws.

EPA said its priority goal in addressing climate change for fiscal 2014 and ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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