Governor Tells EPA that Wyoming Should Lead on Regional Haze Regulation CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Matt Mead told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Wyoming should have primacy in regulating regional haze. In a letter commenting on the EPA's disapproval of part of Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP), Governor Mead said that the federal plan would be more costly and without any apparent benefit over the state plan.
FIRE SEASON HEATING UP Outlook For Hotter And Dryer Weather
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced this weekend is going to be very hot and dry in Washington State.
"We need people throughout Washington to be especially cautious when playing or working outdoors this weekend," said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. "With the hot, dry conditions,... more inside BYL
Frost, hail and dry weather have caused significant damage to fruit, vegetables and grain and oilseed crops across the province. Agricorp has already received over 5,000 damage reports... more inside BYL
USDA Opens Additional Land for Emergency Haying Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback expressed his administration's appreciation today for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of haying on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres designated as "CP25," which have been ineligible for emergency haying in the past.
Governor Brownback, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman and Kansas Water Office Director... more inside BYL
More Wyoming Counties Receive Drought Disaster Designation CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Sixteen Wyoming counties are now designated as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. Governor Matt Mead requested these designations and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has signed off on the designation for 16 counties with 6 others qualifying for assistance because they are contiguous to the primary counties.
Ontario has asked Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to join with the province in an assessment of support options for livestock producers affected by dry weather through the AgriRecovery framework - a disaster relief program for farms.
While touring farms in eastern Ontario, Ted McMeekin, Minister... more inside BYL
Commissioner Staples Awards $350,000 in Disaster Relief Funds to Kemp, Texas AUSTIN - As part of an effort to support Texas cities and counties still suffering from last year's historic drought, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples awarded the city of Kemp a $350,000 grant through the Texas Department of Agriculture's Community Development Block Grant Program. The grant was made possible through TDA's Disaster Relief Fund.
"Summer in Manitoba is the perfect time to meet many of the local producers who grow and sell the quality, fresh, healthy foods now abundantly available in stores and... more inside BYL
More than $2.6 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $2,632,408 for 26 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its July board meeting at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Governor Schweitzer Calls on Stimson Lumber to Clean Up Mill Site
(MISSOULA) - Today Governor Brian Schweitzer announced that the state will be requiring Stimson Lumber Company to clean up contamination at their former mill site in Bonner.
"This is a very important site," Governor Schweitzer said. "It sits immediately upstream from the Milltown Dam ....
Energy efficiency rehabs
of low, moderate-income housing hailed for savings to families, environment LEXINGTON, Ky. - Joined by Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, partners from the housing, environmental and business communities and several volunteers, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear today launched the pilot program of Kentucky's Clean Energy Corps (KCEC) at the North Lexington ....