Trump Threatens New Tariffs on Mexico

June 6, 2019

Saying Mexico must do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. border, President Trump announced he would use emergency powers to impose a five percent tariff on all imports from …

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House Subcommittee Releases Ag Appropriations Report

June 6, 2019

On June 4, the full House Appropriations Committee met to mark up the FY 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $24.31 billion in discretionary funding, …

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House Passes Disaster Bill

June 6, 2019

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 354-58 to pass the $19.1 billion disaster package. The bill provides funding to support the victims affected by the Midwest floods, California wildfires, and Hurricanes Florence and …

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Newcastle Detections Decline in California

June 6, 2019

USDA confirmed one additional premise positive for virulent Newcastle disease (vND) on May 29 in backyard exhibition chickens in San Bernardino County. The number of detections is decreasing due to swift eradication efforts and increased …

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EPCRA Reporting Rule Signed; End of Long Road Near

June 6, 2019

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rulemaking that would exclude air emissions from animal manure for the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) on June 4. While the rule …

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