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WOTUS VETO

President Barack Obama has vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) waters of the United States rule. Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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WOTUS UPDATE

The U.S. Senate Thursday morning voted against cloture on President Obama’s veto of WOTUS resolution of disapproval. The vote was 52-40. It needed 60 votes.  Meanwhile, check out U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s comments to RFD Today on WOTUS: http://bcove.me/pq6yb6q5.

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NEW CORN HERBICIDE RECEIVES EPA REGISTRATION

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the registration of Resicore herbicide, which will be available to growers for the 2016 growing season. Resicore is a premix herbicide with three active ingredients and three modes of action, as reported by Agriculture.com.

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ACTION REQUEST

It’s time to DROWN the WOTUS Rule. Urge your Congressman to vote for S.J.Res. 22 – a resolution disapproving the Waters of the U.S. The U.S. House is expected to vote on the resolution on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your… read more

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EPA BROKE THE RULES

EPA violated restrictions on using appropriations for grassroots lobbying when it employed social media to promote the proposed Clean Water Rule, a new Government Accountability Office legal opinion concludes.

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EPA BOOSTS AMOUNT OF ETHANOL IN GASOLINE SUPPLY

The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a rule to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2015. The decision doesn’t necessarily mean a higher percentage of ethanol in a driver’s tank, but… read more

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WOTUS RULE

Senate Republicans are forcing a debate over the Obama administration’s Clean Water Act rule this week, while the House could debate raising truck weight limits, another priority for agriculture, as part of a long-term highway funding bill. Check out our Action Request on FarmWeekNow.com.

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PESTICIDE BAN

EPA has proposed a total ban on the insecticide chlorpyrifos (Dursban/Lorsban) for agricultural uses, saying it has been unable to make a safety finding as required under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) by a court-imposed Oct. 31 deadline.

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IFB Action Request: WOTUS

Please call Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin and urge them to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule and force EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board.  Ask your senators to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.  Please thank Sen. Kirk for cosponsoring S. 1140…. read more

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WOTUS BLOCKED

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati issued a nationwide stay on EPA’s WOTUS rules Friday. “A stay temporarily silences the whirlwind of confusion that springs from uncertainty about the requirements of the new rule,” the court said in its ruling. More at FarmWeekNow.com.

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