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Washington Insider-- Thursday
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
  • 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...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options 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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