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Stabenow calls NIFA, ERS moves ‘demolition’
Stabenow calls NIFA, ERS moves ‘demolition’

July 19, 2019

At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Thursday on the Agriculture Department’s research program, Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., called the Trump administration’s plans to relocate most of the positions in the Economic...


EPA announces it won’t ban chlorpyrifos

July 19, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it would reject a petition from environmentalists to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide. The petition was filed by the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council,...


Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in 6 Colorado counties
Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in 6 Colorado counties

July 19, 2019

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VSV) in Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, La Plata, Larimer, and Weld counties in Colorado. At this time, all confirmed cases in Colorado...





Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Region 1 inductions July 20

July 17, 2019

Doors will open at the All Purpose Building on Weston County Fairgrounds in Newcastle at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20 for a cowboy-style celebration in honor of five notable people representing the Class of 2019...




Costa, Grassley see USMCA passage in fall as Hoeven leads colloquy
Costa, Grassley see USMCA passage in fall as Hoeven leads colloquy

July 17, 2019

House Agriculture Livestock and Poultry Subcommitee Chairman Jim Costa, D-Calif., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday they expect Congress to pass the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade this fall as Senate Agriculture...



Fewer than half ERS, NIFA employees plan to move to Kansas City

July 17, 2019

Fewer than half the employees of the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture whose positions will move to Kansas City have accepted reassignment, a spokesperson for the Agriculture...


UFW calls H-2A changes ‘new low’ while Farm Bureau approves

July 17, 2019

The United Farm Workers Tuesday said that the Trump administration’s changes to the H-2A certification program for farm workers set “a new low of hypocrisy, racism and self-dealing” while the American Farm Bureau Federation praised...


Trump: Farmers to get $16 billion

July 17, 2019

President Donald Trump said Monday that $16 billion in aid to farmers who have lost exports due to trade conflicts has been approved. Trump was apparently referring to the Office of Management and Budget’s completion...





Cercospera leaf spot observed in Panhandle – be aware
Cercospera leaf spot observed in Panhandle – be aware

July 15, 2019

Symptoms of Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) have been observed in a sugar beet field near Scottsbluff, Neb., a signal that farmers should begin scouting fields for signs of this potentially destructive disease. Cercospora leaf spot...