COOL and WOTUS Return in USDA and EPA Confirmations

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Tom Vilsick fittingly sought a return to the helm of USDA appearing at a confirmation hearing on Groundhog Day. The hearings for Vilsack and nominee Michael Regan for EPA also saw the return of some terms familiar to agriculture, including Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Waters of the U.S.(WOTUS).

In this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal's John Herath look at why both issues are returning to the forefront and how both might impact agriculture.

Other issues covered include:

  • FAO changes its estimate of Chinese corn stocks
  • USDA drops its estimate of farm income
  • Will the impeachment trial of Donald Trump back up legislation of interest to agriculture?

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