Latest Agriculture regulation News

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the limits on the presidency. The former vice president said Tuesday that in the 2020 election, voters...

State, federal laws now allow Arizona farmers to grow hemp

Jun. 6, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona farmers will soon begin planting hemp as its byproduct - CBD oil - is exploding in popularity, with some supporters saying it could overtake a traditional crop in the state because there's more money in the cannabis plant than cotton. The emerging market for hemp, which contains...

Veggie products face new labeling restrictions in Louisiana

Jun. 4, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bye-bye, cauliflower rice. Farewell, veggie sausage. See you later, chicken-free strips. Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to labeling restrictions that will keep veggie products from being called meat, non-rice products from being described as rice and sugar alternatives from being...

Lawmakers want agricultural exemptions for new tax

Jun. 4, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has proposed broadly exempting agricultural businesses from a new business tax. Democrats who pushed the new tax through the Legislature on party-line votes wanted to keep the 0.57 percent tax as simple as possible, with few exemptions or special...

Year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol OK'd

May. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol, though some say the move is undercut by a policy that gives oil refineries waivers allowing them to use reduced levels of the additive. The Environmental Protection...

Judge rejects Washington state game farm dismissal request

May. 29, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss an animal mistreatment lawsuit against a Washington state wildlife farm, handing an initial victory to animal rights activists, a report said. The Animal Legal Defense Fund sued Olympic Game Farm in December, saying the Sequim-area...

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

May. 28, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

May. 25, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it could...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...

Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses case over 2018 dicamba ban

May. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's appeal of a judge's decision to block the enforcement of a 2018 herbicide ban, saying the case is moot now that new restrictions are in effect. Justices on Thursday dismissed the appeal of a Clay County judge's order prohibiting...