• Senator Moran Addresses 81st Annual Delta Council Meeting

    May 23, 2016
    Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) delivered the keynote address at the 81st Annual Delta Council meeting here on Friday. Moran is chair of the Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee and appeared in Mississippi just after his Subcommittee passed their 2016 appropriations bill.
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  • Senate FY 2017 Ag Appropriations Promote USDA Post in Cuba

    May 19, 2016
    This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously voted to advance their $147.7 billion Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill for agriculture and nutrition programs.
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  • OMB: “New Source Performance Standards for Rice Dryers a ‘Significant Regulatory Action’”

    May 09, 2016
    In a setback for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has classified the proposed amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) as a “significant regulatory action.” This position, long maintained by the U.S. rice industry, means OMB will now conduct a formal 90-day intra-agency review of the final version of the proposal and affords industry a more significant opportunity to comment on the proposed regulation.
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