EPA hears rice farmers concerns regarding Clean Water revisions

Rice farmer Christian Richard, far left, shows officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a tailwater recovery system he has built on his farm to hold water that can be recycled for flooding his rice fields. Photo by Bruce Schultz

Farmers voiced concerns about a proposed revision to the Clean Water Act in a meeting on July 9 with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
More than 130 people turned out for the session with some traveling from north Louisiana and Texas.

Virus outbreak prompts new rules for horses entering La. from afflicted states

Because of the increasing number of confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis, animal health officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are requiring additional documentation on horses entering Louisiana from any state that has confirmed cases of the disease, according to


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