As a resident of McLeod County, I am certainly happy about the change to single-sort recycling. Because it is so easy to toss every reusable material into one cart, This method is sure to increase the annual recycle tonnage of important and energy intensive nonrenewable products. In a world of 7 billions people and limited raw materials, we all need to contribute an expanded effort in reuse and recycle.
A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be “actively engaged” in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule.