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NPR Story Explores Effectiveness of EPA Chief


An NPR story, “Scott Pruitt Praised and Reviled For ‘Effectiveness,’ But How Effective Is He?” noted that the Environmental Protection Agency chief has been praised for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations but says that some wonder if he’s really getting the job done

Livestock farmers are exempt from reporting emissions


A recent federal court ruling ended a rule that exempted livestock farmers from requirements to make extensive reports on emissions from manure on their farms

Glyphosate comes under EPA review


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) strongly supports the continued use of glyphosate as a safe and valuable herbicide that has provided significant environmental benefits

New rules and tools in place for dicamba


Improved training, equipment and technology are designed to help avoid off-target troubles that occurred last year.

Agencies commit to shortening environmental reviews


The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other Trump administration cabinet secretaries and leaders of federal agencies.

Perdue Commits to One Federal Decision Framework for Environmental Reviews and Permits for Infrastructure Projects


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other Trump Administration cabinet secretaries and leaders of federal agencies, committing to following the President’s One Federal Decision framework for processing environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. Under the direction of President Donald J. Trump, One Federal Decision will drive infrastructure projects to meet environmental standards, but complete the review and permitting process in a reasonable amount of time.

Enroll Today to File your MMP Online and Receive Reminders


DNR recently released a new web application to allow livestock farmers or their consultants to file their short form manure management plans online. Enroll Today!

Electronic MMP filing goes live


Online filing system designed to save time for livestock farmers submitting manure management plans.

USDA clarifies its position on gene editing regulations


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week issued a statement making it clear that it does not plan to regulate plants produced through new breeding tools

Omnibus spending bill fixes ag issues


Grain glitch, livestock emission reporting and electronic logging addressed.