AFBF used comments from Farm Bureau members to submit suggestions for regulatory reform to USDA as part of the agency’s efforts to implement the president’s regulatory reform agenda. Paul Schlegel, AFBF’s Director of Environment and Energy Policy, says overregulation by federal agencies is burdensome to all of agriculture.
For example, he says regulatory creep has chipped away at the exemptions for normal farming practices under the Clean Water Rule.
USDA will continue to accept comments over the next year. Schlegel says this is a good opportunity to ease the overregulation burden on farmers and ranchers.
That’s Paul Schlegel, AFBF’s Director of Environment and Energy Policy.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.