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Bob Larson CAFO Reporting Amendment and Cattle Trapped by Montana Fires
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: September 13, 2017

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From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The House adopted an amendment to its massive fiscal 2018 spending package that would prevent livestock operations from having to report air emissions of ammonia and other hazardous substances.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the EPA in 2008 illegally exempted all but the largest CAFOs from reporting emissions that exceed certain levels.

According to Agri-Pulse, the appeals court has given EPA until November 14th to decide how to enforce the reporting requirement.

**A trio of American organizations say the Trump administration should take action to address a Brazilian tariff on imported biofuels.

The call to action comes after Brazil imposed a tariff that the groups say “threatens over $750 million in U.S. exports and American jobs.”

Agri-Pulse reports that last month, Brazil announced a two-year tariff rate quota for ethanol imports that includes a 20% tariff after 600 million liters of imports.

According to data from the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. exported almost 28 million barrels of fuel ethanol in 2016 and about 6.6 million barrels of that went to Brazil.

**Between 7500 and 9000 cattle in eastern Montana have been displaced by wildfires, but there have been no major reports of cattle deaths yet.

Garfield County’s Anne Miller tells Brownfield Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke has announced that Fish and Wildlife would open the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge for emergency grazing.

Miller says volunteers are working to provide ranchers with any relief items they might need.

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