EPA reviewing comments on changes toward WOTUS rule
Following an April 15 government-imposed deadline for feedback, the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have begun scrutinizing thousands of public comments on a rule change ordered by the Trump administration to revise the controversial definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972.
At a mid-April Farm Bill Summit in Versailles three keynote speakers talked about their areas of expertise in commodities, conservation, and crop insurance – also the three largest agricultural titles in terms of spending in the 2018 farm bill.
Purdue: Grain dust explosions up, but injuries, fatalities down
An increase in grain dust explosions were reported nationally at grain handling, feed manufacturing, and biofuel facilities in 2018, according to an annual report by Purdue University; however, resulting injuries and fatalities were down from the previous year.