Vilsack: Ag Community Wants To Help Address Climate Change

When it comes to the role the agriculture community has in climate change, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been pleasantly surprised. “I was very pleased with the level of support and interest that the farm community has for ways in which they can be engaged in this effort to reduce emissions and to […]

Regan: EPA Won’t Return to Obama-era WOTUS Definitions

EPA Administrator Michael Regan told lawmakers Wednesday the agency would not go back to the Obama-era definitions of Waters of the U.S. Regan made the comments as part of the 2022 Budget Request for EPA during a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. Regan told lawmakers, “We don’t have any intention of going back to the original […]

AFBF Calling On Biden Administration To Be Clear About WOTUS

An American Farm Bureau official says whatever the Biden EPA decides to do with Trump Waters of the U.S. or WOTUS reforms, clarity should be key, especially in a pandemic. The AFBF’s Don Parrish said a return to the Obama 2015 water rule with its complicated definitions and sweeping regulatory reach, won’t help farmers or […]

EPA Nominee Meets with Farm Groups

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the EPA met with farm group leaders Tuesday. Michael Regan, the EPA Administrator-designate, hosted a virtual round table with more than 16 members of the Ag CEO Council and staff. The Biden transition team says  Regan reiterated the President-elect’s commitment to working with agricultural leaders to promote healthy and […]