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Farm Bureau Reaction to EPA/ Army Corps Clean Water Proposed Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed definitions of waters will apply to all Clean Water Act programs. It does not protect any new types of waters that have not historically been covered under the Clean Water Act and is consistent with the Supreme Court's more narrow reading of Clean Water Act jurisdiction according to an EPA press [More]


ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VIII – [April 15, 2014]

  • Survey Finds 5.4% Decline in Iowa Farmland Values
  • California agriculture has bright future, despite drought
  • California Land Prices Continue to Increase
  • Faster method to detect farm problems takes flight
  • Recognition of Long Standing Members
  • Welcome New Members
  • Suzanne Gruba is retiring!
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation
  • The Crucial Role of Women in Global Ag Development

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VII – [April 1, 2014]

  • LandOwner Survey Finds Rising Caution Among Subscribers
  • Register Now for Eminent Domain
  • Farmland Values Settle, Grain Prices at Fault
  • EPA & Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams & Wetlands
  • U.S. lists lesser prairie chicken as threatened species
  • Texas Land Values Report to be released on April 17
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Experts to Invade Tucson
  • How Much is Your Winery Worth Today?

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VI – [March 25, 2014]

  • Though it will still be a painful decline
  • Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy
  • Website Down for Association Management Data Conversion
  • Official Notification – ASFMRA Nominations  – 2014-15
  • Fracking, UAVs, Dreams and Pistachios…What do these have in common?
  • How many appraisers are left?
  • Land Values Survey Invitation
  • Refer a Colleague
  • Communications Survey
  • Land Values Survey Invitation
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue V – [March 11, 2014]

  • Profits promise to be widespread this year
  • Rabobank: Grain prices moderating
  • Outlook bright for dairy products
  • Report: Ethanol producers are making good profit
  • Official Notification – Policy & Procedure Manual Changes
  • Amendments to the ASFMRA Policy & Procedure Manual Approved by the Executive Council
  • New Commercial Greenhouse Appraisal Class
  • Welcome New Members
  • 2014 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report Available
  • Testified in Court?
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue IV – [February 25, 2014]

  • Has the appraisal profession just gone to pot?
  • Virtual Inspections
  • ASFMRA Land Professionals Look at Land Values
  • Markets aren’t as bullish as ’13
  • Rural Texans unite against water curtailment
  • Climatologist, Water Development Board see continued drought
  • Water Cleaning Technology Could Help Farmers
  • California water wars have taken many legal twists and turns
  • Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells
  • Career Center
  • In Memory of Arnold Waldstein

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue III – [February 11, 2014]

  • Farm Land Market in Transition
  • Is There a Change Ahead for Commodity Prices? LandOwner Newsletter
  • At long last….the nation’s 17th farm bill - Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • Membership Benefits
  • Welcome New Members
  • Marketing & Communications Director
  • Annual Survey Results Show Strong Vibrant Organization
  • North Dakota Chapter Releases Annual Agricultural Land Price & Cash Rent Survey
  • Thank You for Education Foundation Donation
  • Drought concerns persist for agriculture this year
  • Career Center
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue II – [January 28, 2014]

  • Economist sees bumpy years ahead for U.S. Agriculture
  • Setback in Iowa Values, More Cooling Seen in Nebraska LandOwner Newsletter
  • Legalized marijuana a budding trend – Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • Market volatility drives demand for variable cash rents
  • YPN Leadership Team is off to a Great Start in 2014
  • ASFMRA Training in Denver Starts February 19
  • NRCS Improves Soils Data for Growing Customer Base
  • ARA/RPRA Application Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Honey bee decline continues grabbing national attention
  • Parching of Paso Robles & Report on farmland values leveling off
  • Career Center
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue I – [January 14, 2014]

  • What’s Ahead for Land Values in 2014? LandOwner Newsletter
  • As Congress bears down on the farm bill – Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • What is the Real Issue? – Ferguson Ag Report
  • Verify Your Information for the 2014 ASFMRA Membership Directory
  • Accrual Accounting for Ag? Ferguson Ag Report
  • The ASFMRA Executive Council Needs Your Input – 2014 Membership Survey
  • ARA/RPRA Application Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Outlook Improves for U.S. Dairymen
  • Fend off California’s drought menace – The Press Enterprise
  • In Memory – Ronald G. Kettle, ARA and Robbin Peterson, ARA
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation