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Budget sequestration went into effect late last week, imposing a series of across-the-board spending cuts at federal agencies. As a result of sequestration, agencies will be required to reduce discretionary spending 5% and mandatory spending 5.1% over the course of the fiscal year. Because there are less than seven months remaining in the fiscal year, many programs will be required to cut 9 to 9.5% for the remainder of the year.                 Read More...

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The Congressional Budget Office released last week new cost estimates for the Senate and House Agriculture Committee-passed Farm Bills from 2012 that show significantly less savings that previous estimates. The CBO's updated scores for the legislation show the Senate-passed bill saving $13.1 billion over ten years instead of the $23.1 billion that was estimated last summer.  Similarly, the House Committee bill would save $26.6 billion instead of $35.1 billion. Read More...

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By Tom Nobbe

As I begin my term as chairman of the North America Equipment Dealers Association, the question that comes to my mind is, “What do our dealer-members really need from us?” After all, our motto and driving purpose is, “Helping Dealers Succeed.” Read More...

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Key House conservatives on Wednesday signaled support for a House leadership plan to pass a six-month continuing resolution next week. Enacting the bill would avoid a government shutdown after March 27, when the current stopgap funding bill runs out. Read More...

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb 15 the investment of $59 million this year from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for the health of the Mississippi River basin, making a total of approximately $289 million for the initiative that reduces nutrient and sediment run-off. Read More...

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If you missed the NAEDA/KPA webinar you can view it now.

What you need to know about OSHA, EPA, and DOT Compliance webinar brought to you by KPA was Feb 5. Please see below for links to watch the recorded webinar and download the presentation slides. Read More...

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The debate over how to overhaul the aging Mississippi lock and dam system has been mired down for decades, but Iowa Governor Terry Branstad hopes a meeting held Feb. 5, in Davenport, Iowa, will get momentum rolling for upgrades. Read More...

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Provides nearly $200 million in forage for producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced December 13, 2012 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's measures to open conservation land to emergency haying and grazing during the 2012 drought freed up a record 2.8 million acres and provided as much as $200 million in forage for producers facing critical feed shortages. Vilsack made the announcement during the national drought forum in Washington, D.C. co-sponsored by numerous federal agencies, governors' associations and academic partners. Read More...

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Please consider a donation to the NAEDA EDF. Read More...

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NAEDA joined 141 other organizations in a July 24th letter supporting passage of a package of bills now named H.R. 4078, the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Jobs Creation Act.” This bill would streamline the federal permitting process, impose transparency on the abused sue and settle process used by agencies and environmental groups to circumvent the rulemaking process, and to prohibit agencies from proposing or finalizing major midnight regulations.

The common sense reforms in this packaged bill would make the nation’s regulatory process more transparent, efficient, and workable for businesses that create jobs and contribute to economic growth. Sound regulatory policy is not possible unless the process is open and public participation is
welcomed by agencies. At the center of these regulatory reforms is an effort to promote good government practices that encourage efficiency, sound analysis, and public involvement. Read More...

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