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28 state AGs want WOTUS implementation delayed
Nearly 30 states that filed lawsuits against EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers over a new rule defining federal juristdiction under the Clean Water Act are requesting a delay in implementation to allow for judicial review of the challenges.

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Big Island farmers to participate in feral pig project
The program, funded by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is designed to determine the impacts of feral pigs on natural resources and evaluate the effectiveness of practices used to reduce the impacts.
Defendants in fatal hayride crash plead not guilty
Authorities have said it appears a mechanical problem caused the hayride accident.
Popularity of pulse crops poised to grow
Popularity of pulse crops poised to grow
The USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council expects pulse crop acreage to increase in the next few years, thanks to the availability of crop insurance and an International Year of Pulses slated for 2016.
Technical problems delay Capital Press delivery
Technical difficulties at the printer have delayed delivery of the Capital Press.
S. Dakota attorney general signs letter asking EPA to delay water rule
Federal officials say the Waters of the U.S. rule clarifies which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. The rule is set to go into effect Aug. 28.
Outlook murky for port productivity proposals
Outlook murky for port productivity proposals
Doubts have been cast on the outlook of federal legislation intended to prevent port work slowdowns.
Cattle on feed up, marketings lower
Increased cattle on feed numbers are more reflective of feedlots holding cattle longer rather than higher cattle supplies, given decreased marketings of fed cattle and lower slaughter levels.
Opportunity knocks for U.S. dairy exports
The world will need an additional 45 billion pounds of milk by 2020, offering a lot of opportunity for U.S. exporters. Consistency and the ability to withstand downturns will be key factors for success.
Grocery chain joins initiative on farmworker pay
The company represents 780 supermarkets across the country and 50 million customers each month.
USDA expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu
USDA expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu
Of the 211 U.S. commercial poultry barns affected by the bird flu, 90 have been cleaned and disinfected and nearly 70 are ready to bring in new birds.