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The Environmental Protection Agency has revised the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation to increase protections for agricultural workers and their families.

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Danny Nusser, regional program leader for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, is one of the many folks coordinating hay and other donations for those affected by a rash of wildfires in the Central Plains in recent weeks. He estimates that at least 6,000 bales of donated hay had been received at one supply point in Gray County, Texas, as of March 15.

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Defining priorities for future research and extension efforts will hinge on adaptation to changing climate conditions, according to ag stakeholders from the Pacific Northwest. 

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Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) recently introduced a bill offering young farmers the same kind of student loan forgiveness given to teachers, nurses and other public servants.

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Saudi Arabia’s decision to phase out forage production will increase demand for imported high-protein alfalfa hay. The additional 825,000 metric tons of projected imports would be worth roughly $250 million per year at 2016 prices.

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The hay price tallies of 2016 aren’t good, but the average hay prices received for 2016 as recently reported by the USDA National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) isn’t unexpected, either.

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