Farming Community Welcomes Navigable Protection Rule

Maybe you’re not familiar with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the replacement to the Waters of the U.S. rule.  But the recent announcement by the Trump Administration is sitting well with many in farm country.

“Repealing WOTUS is a big deal,” said Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.


The repeal last October led to the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which was officially announced Thursday.

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Veronica Nigh says this clarification will benefit farmers.


“Having a much closer hand and idea of there that regulatory horizon is going, is making planning much easier for farmers.”

The revised definition identifies four categories of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act and details what waters are not subject to federal control.  The new is set to take effect 60 days after its publication in the federal register.



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