Latest Agriculture regulation News

Federal court rejects Idaho pollution permit for dairies

Sep. 17, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from large dairy farms. But the ruling appears to have limited immediate ramifications for the state’s $3 billion...

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers' union

Sep. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says obstructs mostly Latino field hands organizing for better benefits and conditions. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs...

Judge: Capital gains tax challenge can move forward

Sep. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a legal challenge to Washington’s new tax on capital gains can move forward. The Seattle Times reports the ruling by Douglas County Superior Court Judge Brian Huber could ultimately lead to the state Supreme Court deciding...

Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

Sep. 09, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of...

Cattle producers have a beef with 35-year marketing campaign

Sep. 04, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation's most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the “Beef. It's What's for Dinner” slogan. What's the ranchers' beef? It's that their...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 30, 2021. Editorial: Plans needed to aid refugees While the final numbers probably won’t be released for a while, it’s clear that Wisconsin is playing a significant role in helping Afghan evacuees following the...

Black US farmers awaiting billions in promised debt relief

Sep. 01, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

BOYDTON, Va. (AP) — There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America. ...

Nearly 90 Northeast organic dairy farms to lose their market

Aug. 27, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Nearly 90 organic dairy farms in the Northeast, including 28 in Vermont, will lose their contracts with an organic dairy company when it stops buying milk in the region by the end of August of next year, Vermont’s agriculture secretary said Thursday. Danone, parent...

Nearly 90 Northeast organic dairy farms to lose their market

Aug. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Nearly 90 organic dairy farms in the Northeast, including 28 in Vermont, will lose their contracts with an organic dairy company when it stops buying milk in the region by the end of August of next year, Vermont's agriculture secretary said Thursday. Danone, parent...

Regulators approve sale of NH's largest commercial wind farm

Aug. 26, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire regulators have formally approved the sale of the state's largest commercial wind farm. Granite Reliable Power wind farm in Coos County will be bought by NextEra Energy Partners from majority owner Brookfield Renewable Energy, the...