Farm Bureau urging comments on new Clean Water Rule

Farm Bureau groups are galvanizing members to comment on the new Clean Water Rule.

Leslie Holloway, head of regulatory affairs with the Missouri Farm Bureau, tells members the new rule is better than the far-reaching Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule under the Obama administration, “This proposed rule is completely different from that. It IS a regulation but we are supporting it. It goes in the right direction.”

Holloway reminded Missouri Farm Bureau members at state headquarters Wednesday, that it’s been a long road, since the early 2000s, to get to a rule that will work for agriculture, “There WERE some regulations that would have actually put into the rule the decision that the U.S. Supreme Court made which was favorable to landowners so there wouldn’t be this overreach by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as EPA. But, unfortunately, that opportunity passed in 2000.”

The EPA is taking comments on the new Clean Water Rule through April 15th. Click HERE to comment.

Leslie Holloway, Missouri Farm Bureau director of regulatory affairs, updates members at Jefferson City headquarters

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