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Perdue Reorganizing USDA

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will announce a reorganization of USDA on Thursday, USDA announced in a media advisory. Read more

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Sec. Perdue Witnesses Arkansas Flooding First-Hand

Perdue took a tour of the flooding conditions in Arkansas over the weekend. The secretary and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a bird’s-eye view of the conditions in a helicopter, observing some fields covered in 6 to 8 feet of water. Read more

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Bee Loss Case Gives Environmentalists Endangered Species Win

A California federal court has backed some of environmentalists’ claims that the EPA violated the law in approving products linked to bee deaths. A U.S. district judge granted summary judgment to environmental advocates on two out of six claims in motions brought by beekeepers and pesticide reform groups against the[…]

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EPA, Corps Seek State Input on CWA ‘Waters’ Definition

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are asking state governors to weigh in on how the federal agencies should define the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) consistent with Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 case Rapanos v. United States, citing the Trump administration’s driving principle of[…]

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Agriculture Benefits Honey Bees

Scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture published results of the study in a recent issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology, titled the “Agricultural Landscape and Pesticide Effects on Honey Bee Biological Traits.” While not all news is good news according to the results of the study,[…]

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