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Omnibus Bill Includes Several Ag Provisions

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

The omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate last week includes many victories for agriculture. Farm groups applauded the inclusion of the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method, or FARM Act. That Act exempts air emissions from animal waste from being subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA, reporting requirements. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat …

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Legislation to Prevent Farms from Reporting Under CERCLA

Dan Cattle, Environment

Ten Republicans and ten Democrats in the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, is pleased with this bipartisan legislation. Legislation to Prevent Farms from …

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Emissions Reporting Relief Bill a Breath of Fresh Air for Ag

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock

The introduction of  S. 2421, the Fair Agriculture Reporting Method (FARM) Act is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers who will soon need to file unnecessary, low-level continuous air emissions reports under federal Superfund and emergency response laws. “Congress enacted Superfund and emergency response laws to provide the tools needed to quickly respond to hazardous waste emergencies. Emissions from …

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Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Strong Bipartisan Bill in U.S. Senate to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative

Ten Republicans, Ten Democrats Join Together As Initial Co-Sponsors on Fischer-Donnelly FARM Act The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under CERCLA, the law that governs toxic Superfund sites. The bipartisan bill was introduced with …

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Fix Emissions Reporting Law For Farmers, Says NPPC

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council asked Congress for a legislative fix to a federal emergency response law that now requires farmers to report emissions from the natural breakdown of manure to the U.S. Coast Guard. Testifying on behalf of NPPC, Dr. Howard Hill told members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that livestock producers and the U.S. …

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Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was …

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NCBA Starts 2018 with CERCLA-EPCRA as a Top Priority

Dan Beef, Cattle

In late November, a Washington, D.C. Circuit Court issued a stay regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). While the court-ordered stay was welcome news to livestock producers across the country, it’s only in effect until January 22. And according to Colin Woodall, …

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Livestock Producers Need a Fix to CERCLA and EPCRA Issue

Dan Cattle, Environment, Livestock

Three weeks ago a Washington, D.C. Circuit Court issued a stay regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The court-ordered stay, which is in effect until January 22, was welcome news to livestock producers across the country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief …

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Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in Farm Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court decision will stay a mandate regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). CERCLA was enacted in 1980 in response to industrial pollution. EPCRA was first implemented in 1986 to help deal with chemical spills. Craig Uden, President of …

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New Reporting Rule Takes Effect, Will Impact Animal Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Starting Nov. 15, Alabama farmers may be required to report the release of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from their farms under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This new requirement stems from an April 2017 court decision that struck down a rule exempting farms from reporting the releases. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …