Why should egg producers care about corn and soy herbicide use restrictions?

August 3, 2022

Pending herbicide use restrictions may significantly increase layer operations’ greenhouse gas (GHG) footprints. About 70% of many modern layer operation’s lifecycle GHG footprints are the emissions associated with the production of the corn and soybeans fed …

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EPA to implement CAFO inspections in PA pending funding for farmer assistance

April 21, 2022

On April 18, US EPA announced a two-stage Clean Water Act inspection plan for Pennsylvania, taking effect in 90 days, to support more aggressive adoption of nutrient loss reduction practices by the state’s farmers in …

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UEP Joins in amicus brief for Sackett WOTUS lawsuit

April 7, 2022

UEP has joined with 12 other agricultural organizations in a brief to the Supreme Court in the Sackett case involving what are Waters of the US (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  That brief …

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Possible new EPCRA rulemaking concerns animal agriculture

March 10, 2022

In a surprise move, without any notice or discussion with U.S. animal agriculture groups, EPA collaborated with environmental groups in 2021 to reconsider its 2019 rule that excluded air emissions from animal manure from the …

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UEP advises EPA delay WOTUS rulemaking pending SCOTUS decision

February 17, 2022

UEP called on US EPA to delay further action on its proposed Waters of the US (WOTUS) rulemaking in comments submitted with other agricultural and industry organizations. The proposed rule formally withdraws the Trump-era Navigable …

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