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More than 260 representatives and senators now oppose EPA's proposed expansion of the CWA. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., have introduced a bill to block EPA from issuing the rule, which would expand EPA's authority over wetlands, creeks, possibly stock ponds and ditches.
Now, any parent knows that it is not always the easiest option to get their children to go outdoors. Today’s clever television shows, electronic games and gadgets galore and the frosty appeal of air conditioning on a hot summer day are quite inviting for both adults and children.
But Bill Ommert, a retired farmer in Huron County, said the change is far more than a clarification and is an attempt by the federal EPA to increase its authority. “We need to quite honestly rein in the federal EPA,” he said. “They have no supervision, no control.”
Supporting the local farmer is one part of the annual 30 Mile Meal month celebrated each July in Athens County. The first part of the month is dedicated to the local farmer, as “Farmer Appreciation Week.”
The official ballot language reads: "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed?"
Most of Ohio and western Pa. received 5 to 10 inches for June, or between 125-200 percent of normal rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
I found that, while the global food supply per person has increased over the last 15 years, we have simultaneously decreased the total amount of land we’re using to produce it.
Farmers planted 84.8 million acres of soybeans, which was 11 percent more than last year’s 76.5 million acres. Among the states that planted record amounts of the crop were Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The hearing focused on reforms to the commodity title, repealing several programs and providing producers with an option between Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage.
Like people, if plants can’t breathe, they can’t survive for long. Flooding interrupts the breathing and photosynthetic processes of plants. Obviously, plants which are completely covered by water are at higher risk than those which are partially submerged.