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Friday, August 23,2013

Future of Texas water regulation remains unclear

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Ron Kaiser, professor of water law and policy at Texas A&M, said the state’s ruleof-capture gives landowners the right to pump water from below their property unabated. That has made it difficult to get all water districts on board with conservation..

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Friday, July 19,2013

API asks for EPA action on blend wall

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The American Petroleum Institute (API) ratcheted up pressure on federal officials Monday to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and announced a national advertising campaign designed to build support for repeal of the RFS.

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Friday, May 24,2013

Lawsuit claimed harm to endangered species

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Genetically-engineered alfalfa can once again be grown in U.S. fields, and could be the dominant alfalfa type in some geographies, following a court decision handed down by the U.S.

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Friday, May 17,2013

California pesticides case continues

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Pesticide Action Network North America have asked for a two-week extension of a May 22 deadline to file an amended complaint after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the case on April 22 following a U.

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Friday, March 1,2013

Losing grasslands in the Corn Belt

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Production agriculture’s reach for higher profits in response to the recent commodity boom is to blame for a depletion of grasslands in the western Corn Belt and diminishing populations of native birds in North America and Europe, according to two studies released in last week.

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Friday, February 8,2013

Ethanol blend wall approaches

by Todd Neeley - DTN
A group of experts speaking at the National Ethanol Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 6, said the rubber is about to meet the road in the next two years—when corn ethanol’s 15-billion-gallon cap set in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) becomes a reality..

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Friday, February 8,2013

Farm bankruptcy stuns lenders and landlords

by Todd Neeley - DTN
A U.S. bankruptcy court in Michigan is set to auction off, on Feb. 5, assets worth tens of millions of dollars, including hundreds of unexpired land leases from Decatur, MIbased Stamp Farms LLC following the farm’s filing for Chapter 11 protection in November.

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Friday, February 1,2013

Report critical of E15 use in vehicles

by Todd Neeley - DTN
A 7,810-acre production and recreational ranch opportunity within 50 paved miles from Klamath Falls. This premier cattle operation is well suited for commercial and purebred herds and includes 13 miles of private year-round rivers and streams.

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Friday, January 25,2013

Grandin implores agriculture to tell its story

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Farmers who film parodies of popular songs showing what they do on the farm and then post the videos on such sites as YouTube, Grandin said, go a long way in showing what farmers do. Slaughter houses should install live internet cameras for the world to judge their work for themselves, she said.

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Friday, November 2,2012

Minnesota urged to end tiling exemption

by Todd Neeley - DTN
In an Oct. 18 letter to John Jaschke, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Thomas O.

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