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Friday, January 23,2015

Capital gains proposal

by Todd Neeley - DTN
“We had a farm crisis in the 1980s and Chapter 12 was renewed,” he said. “It allowed family farms to reorganize their operations. It’s proved successful to help bankers and farmers work it out. I wrote Chapter 12 without capital gains jeopardizing that reorganization.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Ag keeps eye on EPA policies, ESA reform, pesticide lawsuit

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will try to make sense of nearly 800,000 public comments in finalizing the Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) early in 2015. Ag groups and others opposed to the rule question whether EPA can make a serious effort to respond to concerns within six months after the public comment period closed in November.

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Friday, January 23,2015

House continues to say 'yes' to energy

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
As the energy debate continues down the finger pointing path of “we should have,” “not going to happen,” and “let’s write another bill,” the ag industry remains in the middle of the pushing and pulling. A middle ground seems almost impossible to reach.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Sage-grouse conservation continues, despite temporary congressional action

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Despite Congress’ recent action on the greater and Gunnison sage-grouse that temporarily took the heat off of a potential listing, the sage-grouse topic is far from over, and producers are still working diligently to, hopefully, prevent new listing threats.

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Friday, January 23,2015

DOT to open border to Mexican long-haul truckers

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced plans to open the Mexican border for longhaul truckers early this month. The discussion on the topic has spanned years, and became a sticking point for some on the U.S. side. But Mexican trade officials applauded DOT’s decision.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Starlings are a costly problem for producers

by WLJ
“During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service Dairy Specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle feeding areas provide these sources.

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Friday, January 23,2015

USDA's Excellence in Extension award

by WLJ
Kallenbach received the Excellence in Extension Award at the November 2014 meeting of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities in Orlando, FL. The award, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension System, goes to an extension professional showing visionary leadership and programming impact.

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Friday, January 23,2015

EPA baseless indecision hurting renewable fuels industry

by DTN
“The drop in production represents lost jobs and economic activity. It represents a lost opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. And it represents another year in which we fail to tackle our dangerous dependence on oil in the fuels sector.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Suing, settling criticisms

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Farmers and agriculture interest groups across the country have raised concerns about a seemingly growing number of lawsuits filed by environmental groups aimed at agriculture and other industries during the Obama administration beginning in 2008.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Lawsuits against USWFS not included in report

by WLJ
The recently-released Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report came to the conclusion that environmental litigation has had “limited” effect on the actions of federal agencies. A couple environmental litigation groups, particularly the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hailed this as vindication against “right-wing fearmongering.

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