California’s environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.
GENTRY, Ark. (AP) — The manager of Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari in Gentry denies allegations of violating U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations.
Leon Wilmoth told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (http://bit.ly/2mFEosf ) he's addressed issues raised in the January complaint and is improving the property.
Regulation aimed at stopping horse soring on hold
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal regulation aimed at stopping the practice of soring among Tennessee Walking Horses and similar breeds is on hold after the White House issued a memo that all unpublished rules be withdrawn and reviewed.
Farmers, environmentalists spar over agriculture regulations
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some farmers are pressing for changes to proposed agricultural rules aimed at protecting Lake Champlain, but environmental advocates told lawmakers on Thursday that the rules don't go far enough.
The required agriculture practices, which have been the subject of multiple meetings and public hearings, include rules for small farm certification, storing and managing manure, soil health and vegetated buffer zones on fields near water and ditches.
Court: Kennels can’t keep nursing dogs on wire floors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court has sided with animal-rights activists and struck down state regulations that permitted nursing dogs to be kept in cages with wire floors and limited their access to exercise.
Commonwealth Court said Friday that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulations conflicted with state dog law. The law prohibits the use of metal strand flooring for dogs in commercial breeding kennels and requires unfettered access to an exercise area.