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NCBA responds to WOTUS video reaction

About a year ago, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released a video on the 2015 WOTUS rule that featured an interview with then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Radical environmental groups cried foul, and House Representatives Elijah Cummings, Peter DeFazio, Betty McCollum, and Frank Pallone asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether …

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WOTUS back in business for Ohio

WOTUS has been reinstated by a U.S. District Court in South Carolina and is now the law in Ohio. Agriculture lobbied hard against the controversial 2015 Waters of the United States rule because it expanded Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. In …

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Farm groups weighing in on WOTUS

The 2015 version of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule must be permanently rescinded, and the prior version of the regulation re-codified, to provide certainty for dairy farmers, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said. In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army …

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Mr. President, do not take farm vote for granted

I know that many people involved in agriculture, myself included, were thrilled to see President Donald Trump take time out of his very busy schedule to visit the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville in January. In that speech, we found out that the President is hearing about …

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2015 legal review

Will Rogers said, “If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.” Spending time rehashing the past is not one of my favorite things, but 2015 had some important agricultural legal developments that are worth noting. Due to …

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House votes to halt water rule

The U.S. House this week voted 262-152 to approve legislation that would prevent the development and implementation of a regulation expanding the scope of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to cover most of the country’s water bodies, ditches and gullies, a rule that would be particularly detrimental to agriculture. …

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