NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed May 15, 2013 11:21 AM CDT

The U.S. Senate Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA that would have prevented the finalizing of a jurisdictional guidance to extend the number of water bodies subject to the Clean Water Act.

The amendment offered by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., would have prevented the implementation of the guidance that is expected to expand EPA's reach into more waters of the U.S.

The document that would be used by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers personnel to make CWA determinations is under review by the Office of Management and Budget. In ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Washington Insider -- Friday
Vilsack on Future of Farming
Kansas Points Out CWA Flaws
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Sustainable Fertilizer Work
Todd's Take
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
COOL Appeal Likely in 2015
Washington Insider