The Environmental Protection Agency will be investigating the North Carolina legislature’s decision to fast track a general permitting process allowing four hog farms to generate biogas

Two counties in Missouri filed an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court last month to overturn a law passed in 2019 that prohibits county commissioners from setting policies

Late last month, State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) filed a senate bill to extend the Partners for Conservation Fund, a program run through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Netherlands is home to 1.57 million dairy cows, but proposed legislation could cut that number by 25% to 30%

Restrictions set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) went into effect last February as part of the revised Feedlot General Permit, which is updated every five years


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho’s concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit due to a lack of monitoring

Senate Democrats released an overview of the $28 million that would be allocated to conservation efforts in their proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill

PennsylvaniaThe Hershey Company, Land O’Lakes, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have formed a partnership to help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Washington D.C. A bill concerning agriculture was reintroduced in mid-July after its original introduction in January 2020. The Farm System Reform Act, presented by Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J

MARYLAND The Maryland Department of Agriculture awarded more than $2.9 million in grants from its Animal Waste Technology Fund. These grants are intended to help poultry and dairy farmers improve


Iowa Researchers at Iowa State University received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to investigate how livestock manure management sy

WashingtonA panel of judges determined Washington’s rules for storing and spreading manure are too lenient to protect the state’s water supply and sent them back to the Department of Ecology

MARYLANDThe Manure Transport Program will raise the cost-share rate for Maryland farmers and manure brokers handling poultry manure to $28 per ton. This change will further assist farmers in making th

MinnesotaThe Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program has reached a new milestone, enrolling 1,000 farmers and landowners into the program. These owners represent more than 715,000 a

Idaho Idaho’s governor, Brad Little, signed into law two bills that ease the state’s regulations on manure management. The first, HB 167, requires state officials to consider the economic ram


AlabamaThere is a new streamlined permit registration process for owners of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Alabama. The permit regulations, which are issued by the Alabama Departmen

UtahA new bill, SB 130, was signed into law by Utah Governor Spencer Cox. The bill requires counties to identify at least one area where new concentrated agricultural feeding operations (CAFOs) could be

The Oregon Water Resources Commission voted unanimously to deny a request by Stand Up to Factory Farms, a coalition of environmental groups and others

People living in Southern California can now pay a premium to receive some of their natural gas as biofuel generated from landfills and cow manure

Four groups have joined together to advocate for productive changes that will protect water sources while supporting farmers