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Senators Introduce Legislation to Redefine WOTUS

Dan Industry News Release, Water

(NAFB) — Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Braun of Indiana introduced the Define WOTUS Act last week. Feedstuffs Dot Com says the legislation will codify a definition of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule and reassert Congressional authority to define the term. Ernst says the Obama-era rule threatened Iowa’s farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by giving the …

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NCBA Applauds Introduction of the Define WOTUS Act

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Water

WASHINGTON (NCBA) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Colin Woodall released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act by U.S. Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana and Joni Ernst of Iowa: “America’s cattle producers welcome the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act. The Trump Administration is working hard to repeal …

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Farm Bureau Welcomes Progress on Water Rule Changes

Dan Industry News Release, Water

(AFBF) — The following statement regarding repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The Administration has moved its effort to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule to the Office of Management and Budget, the last step before formal issuance. This is good news …

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Farmers Need New Water Rule, Farm Bureau Tells Senate

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The EPA’s latest proposal to define which waters can be regulated by the federal government and which by state and local authorities is a vast improvement over previous efforts, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom told the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildlife. Expensive professional services needed to comply with the Clean Water Act, he said, too often make …

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Court Strikes 2015 Water Rule

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

A federal court on Tuesday invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 expansion of federal jurisdiction over small and isolated waters. After years of litigation in suits filed by dozens of state governments and trade groups, this is the first court to reach a final decision on the lawfulness of the 2015 Waters of the United …

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Cattlemen Launch Final Push for Public Comment on New Water Rule

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Water

With the deadline to file comments to repeal and replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule quickly approaching, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) kicked off a social media campaign aimed at encouraging cattle producers to take action. A series of short digital videos featuring NCBA members will be released on Facebook (@BeefUSA ) and Twitter (@BeltwayBeef) until the comment period officially …

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Farm Bureau’s Duvall, Aiken Cite Strengths of Clean Water Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The newly proposed Clean Water Rule would empower America’s farmers and ranchers to protect the nation’s water resources and provide much-needed regulatory clarity to guide those stewardship efforts, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Duvall spoke in Tennessee during an agricultural stakeholder meeting on the newly proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The event, hosted by …

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Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Water

A 2015 rule that expands the federal government’s control over private land nationwide should be vacated in its entirety, attorneys argued in papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. AFBF and a broad coalition of business groups, along with the state of Texas and others, are suing to do away with the 2015 “Waters …

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Iowa Allowed To Join WOTUS Lawsuit

Dan Industry News Release, Water

A North Dakota federal judge says Iowa can temporarily stop enforcing the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS). The Associated Press says several ag and business groups challenged the law in court, seeking to halt its implementation. A news release from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ office says the rule went back into effect in Iowa in August. A federal …