ia-agribusinesslogo-sml

Iowa Agribusiness Network

EPA moves to rescind WOTUS

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining “waters of the United States” or WOTUS. This action would, when finalized, provide certainty in the interim, pending
Author: Staff writer
Posted: 06-27-2017

Senate to consider different equipment depreciation schedule

As soon as the Senate handles the Republican Health Care Plan, attention will turn to tax reform. Farm state senators are focusing on a shorter depreciation schedule for farm machinery to help growers and manufacturers. A bipartisan Senate bill would help farmers replace worn equipment faster and encourage new job-creating purchases. Senate Agriculture Chair Pat
Author: Staff writer
Posted: 06-27-2017

Scott Partridge – Monsanto – glyphosate

Scott Partridge, VP of Global Strategy with Monsanto reacts to glyphosate ruling in EPA case in California. AIRED: World of Agriculture 6-28-17
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 06-27-2017

Nathan Donley- Center for Biological Diversity- glyphosate

Nathan Donley with the Center for Biological Diversity reacts to trial court ruling allowing California’s EPA to move forward listing gplyphosate as a carcinogen next month. AIRED: World of Agriculture 6-28-17
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 06-27-2017

California to list glyphosate as carcinogenic

World of Agriculture 6-28-17 California’s Environmental Protection Agency will become first U.S. agency declaring glyphosate, a widely-used ingredient in RoundUp causes cancer. The state’s EPA Office of Health Hazard Assessment announced Monday, as of July 7 they will list glyphosate as a cancer-causing agent. Nathan Donley with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental organization
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 06-27-2017

Managed honey bee colony numbers increasing

The Department of Agriculture says the number of managed honey bee colonies has increased over the last decade. While recent public attention has focused largely on colony mortality trends, overall colony numbers have increased since 2006. USDA says the number of managed colonies has increased from roughly two million in 2006 to near 2.8 million
Author: Staff writer
Posted: 06-27-2017

Ag groups not giving up on Cuba

Last week, leaders of Minnesota government agencies made a trip to Cuba to talk trade and to highlight Minnesota products. The delegation was led by Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith and featured leaders of many top Ag organizations throughout the state. Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson was on the trip and said trade is
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 06-27-2017

Iowa enters next phase of funding to improve water quality

A statewide initiative will continue to fund four watershed-based projects, in efforts to improve water quality. Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) officials announced Monday plans to extend funding for the Cedar Creek Partnership Project (Wapello County), Deep Creek Quality Initiative Project (Plymouth County), Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative (Henry
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 06-27-2017

Senate Ag Committee to hold conservation hearing

Money Matters 6-28-17 Senate Ag Committee members will hear about the importance of conservation programs Thursday. This comes as Senate Ag prepares to determine funding in the 2018 Farm Bill. Senator Chuck Grassley says conservation has always been an important title in the farm bill since he’s been in office. “We use conservation dollars to
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 06-27-2017

Preparing for the “Billion-Dollar Bug”

There has already been early indication that CRW could be one of the top pest issues this year. For years, CRW has been nicknamed the “Billion-Dollar Bug” and for good reason. Untreated, CRW can wreak havoc when least expected, and it has a track record of bouncing back. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits
Author: Ty Higgins
Posted: 06-27-2017