American Farm Bureau launches Clean Water/Clear Rules WOTUS campaign

· January 15, 2019

If you think agriculture has won the three-year battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, think again. Although the EPA has rescinded the Obama administration’s original version and is poised to offer an alternative under the Trump Administration, Cody Lyon, managing director of advocacy and political affairs with the American […]

NCBA: 2015 WOTUS Rule video investigation waste of money

· August 24, 2018

A video released by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on the 2015 WOTUS rule video did not violate anti-lobbying and propoganda laws. On Thursday the Government Accountability Office concluded definitively that the video “did not violate the publicity or propaganda, grassroots lobbying, or Interior anti-lobbying provisions.” “Radical environmental activists and their allies in Congress first […]

Ag coalition to appeal revived 2015 WOTUS rule

· August 20, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation and others will appeal a South Carolina federal district court’s recent ruling that revived the overbroad, vague, and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule and made it the law of the land in 26 states. In a separate filing, the broad coalition of business organizations also notified a […]

Kansas farmer tells Congress to back off on costly regulations

· June 25, 2018

A Kansas farmer told members of Congress last week with the hit farmers are taking right now in income, costly regulation would only intensify the storm. “Right now every penny counts in agriculture,” said Glenn Brunkow. “Farm income is at the lowest level in more than a decade. In many cases, the prices that farmers […]

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