Latest Agriculture regulation News

Missouri law governing corporate farms now in effect

Sep. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new Missouri law that shields large farms from local health regulations is now in effect, but opponents say the fight is far from over. Cole County Judge Daniel Green earlier this month set aside a temporary restraining order that was imposed days earlier. A lawsuit over the law is...

Dairy industry pushes back against new manure storage rules

Sep. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. State agriculture officials have been working for nearly three years on new farm...

Zoning conflict shuts down Georgia preschool's farm stand

Sep. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia preschool program that helps children sell fresh produce to local residents has been shut down by city officials who say the farm stand violates zoning laws. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park has a gardening program aimed...

Judge sides with Michigan farmer battling state over swine

Sep. 13, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sided with a farmer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula who has battled state regulators for seven years over the pigs he raises. Circuit Judge Charles Goodman ruled Thursday the Department of Natural Resources had failed to prove that Roger Turunen's pigs were covered by a 2010...

Bill to fund $25M for northern commission advances

Sep. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

A bill that provides $25 million for a commission that supports economic development projects in northern New England and New York is a step closer to approval. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said the panel on Friday advanced a bill containing the...

The Latest: EPA revokes water protection regulation

Sep. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to revoke an Obama-era clean water rule (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and wetlands would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and...

Appeals board questions why only 8 marijuana growers picked

Sep. 12, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's medical marijuana licensing process was called into question by a state regulatory appeals board which said the state may have erred in choosing only eight growers for the program set to launch next year. In a written decision made public Thursday, a three-person panel...

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the...

Michigan says soybeans must be destroyed due to soil

Sep. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site in western Michigan. Only 145 bushels were harvested from the land. But here's the problem: Those soybeans were...

Judge: Suit over farm pollution of Raccoon River may proceed

Sep. 12, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups by allowing a lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams to move forward. Judge Robert Hanson in a ruling filed Wednesday said Iowa Citizens For Community...