What About Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Cases?

Eldon McAfee - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa's Landscape on Regulation Back by popular demand, Eldon McAfee discusses practical aspects of compliance with Iowa DNR regulations and environmental compliance and protection. He also reviews current state and federal regulatory actions, including EPA's report on allegations by environmental groups to withdraw DNR's CAFO NPDES permit authority and DNR's response to that report. And finally, he shares an update on the EPA air quality regulation of animal feeding operation and current livestock nuisance cases.

Eldon McAfee - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update - Eldon McAfee, attorney at Beving Law Firm, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dallas Hockman - Dissecting D.C.: Pork Policy Update

Dissecting D.C.: Pork Policy Update - Dallas Hockman, Vice President at National Pork Producers Council, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. André Williamson - The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers

The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Agralytica Senior Consultant, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

SwineCast 0642, Yep! Congressional Budget Action Can Stop The GIPSA Freight Train

Download mp3SwineCast 0642 Show Notes:
  • Quick answer to a short question.  U.S. House voted to deny funding for the GIPSA portion of the USDA annual budget, effectively closing the door on implementation.  Both the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemens Beef Association expressed support for the legislative action.

CAFOs Vs EPA, What Next?


In a ruling that will reduce uncertainty about how concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are regulated, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans stated that the US Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its "statutory authority" in requiring concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) apply for Clean Water Act permits.


"NPPC is very pleased with the 5th Circuit’s decision," said NPPC President Doug Wolf, a pork producer from Lancaster, Wis. "The court recognized a clear limit on EPA’s authority and required the agency to comply with the clean water law."

  What is yet unclear is how the EPA will respond and if any of the State environmental agencies will adjust their approach to trying to regulate CAFOs through local action.


SwineCast 0627, Pro Farmer's Washington Watchdog Says 'Volatility' Is The Word

Download mp3SwineCast 0627 Show Notes:
  • Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington Editor for Pro Farmer magazine, updated producers and delegates attending the National Pork Industry Forum in Phoenix during a special breakfast session.  Short carryouts and growing usage will require two good crop years in a row.

Jim Wiesemeyer - Washington and World Outlook

Washington and World Outlook - Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics Inc., from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Pork Industry's Focus For Washington?

Chris Wall, National Pork Producers Council, provides a Washington domestic public policy update, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.

Pork Industry Policy Issues: Various Oversight Hearings: EPA; USDA; FDA; etc.; Renewable Fuels Policy; Food Safety Reform; Farm Bill Field Hearings; Budget Reconciliation; FY 2012 Appropriations

Farming Business Under DOJ & USDA Review

The Departments of Justice and Agriculture are holding their final workshop to discuss competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. This final workshop will focus on margins.

According to the DOJ

This workshop will look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid by consumers. As a concluding event, discussions from previous workshops will be incorporated into the analysis of agriculture markets nationally.

This all day event wraps up a series of workshops that began in March of 2010. The four previous workshops covered Issues of Concern to Farmers, the Poultry Industry, the Dairy Industry, and the Livestock Industry.

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