Questions about Waters of the U.S.? Join ASA’s Q&A with EPA Next Wednesday

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule has created a great deal of concern within the agriculture community, with little in the … Read More »

White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Private Investment Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council announced earlier Thursday, the creation of a new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, which will allow private entities to invest … Read More »

ASA Joins Letter to Secretary Vilsack on Disruption of Official Grain Inspection Service in PNW

ASA joined several agricultural industries last week in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, reemphasizing concern for the periodic disruptions in Official … Read More »

House Passes Amendment to Fulfill Funding for Harbor Maintenance

Late last week, the House passed H.R. 4923, the FY2015 Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill. In addition, an amendment, offered by Rep. Janice Hahn … Read More »

Soybean Farmers Explore Alternative, Sustainable Approach to Fuel Tax

Courtesy of Soy Transportation Coalition news release. Many interest groups, including soybean farmer organizations, have proposed raising the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel in … Read More »

Flood Waters Impacting Upper Mississippi Locks and Dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was expecting rising flood waters to make 11 locks and dams impassable on the mid- and upper-Mississippi River and … Read More »

Surface Transportation Board Issues New Order to BNSF & CP Railways

The Surface Transportation Board (STB), the federal entity with regulatory oversight over the rail industry, issued a new directive this week requiring BNSF Railway and … Read More »

Senate Finance Committee Working on Highway Bill Funding

The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 26 to mark-up Chairman Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) draft measure to fund the Highway Trust … Read More »

Amendment to Boost Waterways Funding Could Be Offered at Mark-Up

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) has indicated his intention to offer an amendment, during the Finance Committee’s Thursday mark-up of the highway trust fund proposals, to … Read More »

House Committee Approves Record Funding for Waterways

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by unanimous voice vote, the FY2015 Energy and Water appropriations bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of … Read More »