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President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
President Donald Trump has begun a roll-back of former President Barack Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. According to NBC, “The order instructs both departments to formally reconsider the Water of the United States rule … This could lead to a re-write of the law or a complete repeal, but could take a while to be implemented.” Read more on NBC.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces New Funding Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding is made through NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program.
SCD Probiotics Announces New International Distributor of Microbial Ag Products
SCD Probiotics announced the addition of FarmHannong Co. Ltd. to its distribution network in more than 30 countries. This announcement came at the 2017 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. FarmHannong Co. Ltd., part of LG Chemical, is distributing a livestock odor control product, SCD OdorAway.