USDA’s Farm Service Agency makes loans to family farms that are categorically exempt (“CatEx”) from the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), which permits agencies to make such exemptions.

Since 2016, the FSA has extended that exemption for loan actions to medium-sized “concentrated animal feeding operations” (“CAFOs”).

But in a “down

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Two more popular television shows have recently disparaged agriculture, according to some who write from rural America.

Broadcasting false and disparaging information about agriculture could still land television personalities in court in 13 mostly rural states.   Just ask the departing afternoon television queen Oprah Winfrey who in 1995 used her

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