Saturday, December 15, 2018
NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: U.S., Canada, Mexico Reach Deal on New Trade Pact

In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: City of Grand Haven Brownfield Redevelopment Authority awarded MDEQ Grant

A busy corner lot in the City of Grand Haven will be evaluated for potential environmental contamination with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Offiials met with Queen Anne's County as part of Annual Statewide Tour to discuss transportation priorities

Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today met with Queen Anne’s County officials to discuss the Draft FY 2019–2024 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft six-year capital budget.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hawaii's National Hunting and Fishing Day Recognized Contributions of Sportsmen and Women

The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation were again recognized nationally and in Hawai‘i during National Hunting and Fishing Day events.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Encourages Volunteerism in Celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day and Public Lands Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Public Lands Day by hosting statewide events at Florida’s state parks, aquatic preserves and National Estuarine Research Reserves -- promoting volunteerism and preserving Florida’s natural environment.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Water Summary Update: wettest August in 11 years

Drought conditions in Iowa changed thanks to the wettest August since 2007, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
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KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Flood Victims Eligible for Free Birth and Marriage Certificate Replacements

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is providing assistance to Sept. 3 flood victims and their immediate family members who may need to replace birth and marriage certificates damaged or destroyed by this event.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks applicants for sustainable materials management project funding

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for funding to implement or enhance sustainable materials management projects in Idaho.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Portions of Kula Forest Reserve and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area to be closed September 4 through November 2

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work to be completed.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 12

The Kent Conservation District invites everyone to a rompin’, stompin’ good time at its 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: EPA's Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule "Huge Improvement" Over Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed replacement for the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: Court Decision against Weed Killer Based on Bad Evidence Could Raise Food Prices, Harm the Environment

Last week, a jury in California awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed glyphosate, an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, caused his cancer.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court today, the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule is now the law of the land in twenty-six states.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Listening Session Scheduled for ADEQ's Air Integrated Regulation Streamlining Project

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is announcing a listening session scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Dairy Revenue Insurance Available October 9 from AFBIS

A new dairy insurance service from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.
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BAY PLANNING COALITION: 1.2 Million Passengers at Oakland International in June

Bay Planning Coalition issued the following announcement on Aug. 2.Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today released June traffic reports, which reveal that total passenger activity at the airport increased 2.9% – from 1,218,265 in June 2017 to 1,253,329 in June this year.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Gear Up for Advocacy with Farm Bureau’s Trade Toolkit

A toolkit developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation is now available to assist farmers and ranchers in their advocacy efforts on trade during the August congressional recess.
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Tucson Area

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for ozone in the Tucson area, effective August 3 and 4, 2018. This HPA is due to levels expected to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau’s Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse Targeting North Carolina Farms

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farm
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