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Farm Groups Urge Trump to Keep Federal Biofuel Mandate

A number of prominent farming groups are requesting President Trump maintain the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for vehicles, in hopes that it will continue to prop up ethanol and drive money into the struggling agriculture industry.

 

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Arkansas Approves First Step to 2018 Dicamba Ban

the Arkansas Plant Board Pesticide Committee approved of an in-crop dicamba ban from April 15 to Dec. 31, 2018. The next steps for the potential ban are approval from the full Plant Board, the Arkansas Governor and the Arkansas Legislature.   Read more

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