AgNet Weekly: AFBF on EPA’s PFAS Rules

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its final rule to designate the two most common PFAS chemicals as hazardous materials under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or CERCLA, and while these chemicals are not used on farms, this rule could have a big financial effect on many farms around the nation. To get more understanding and information, we’re talking with Courtney Briggs, Senior Director, Government Affairs at the American Farm Bureau Federation. 

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

May 18, 2024: Anti Animal Ag Measure in Sonoma County AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

A proposed northern California anti-agriculture measure could have an effect nationwide. The measure in Sonoma County would eliminate animal agriculture in that county. This week, we’re joined by Executive Director of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Dayna Ghirardelli, to tell us more about the push to drive animal ag out.
  1. May 18, 2024: Anti Animal Ag Measure in Sonoma County
  2. May 11, 2024: Representative Mann on Canceled NASS Reports
  3. April 27, 2024: AFBF's Courtney Briggs on EPA PFAS Rule
  4. April 13, 2024: Representative Austin Scott on Farm Bill, Trade, Labor, and more
  5. April 6, 2024: Jacqueline Heard, Founder and CEO, Enko
  6. March 30, 2024: Policy for Prescribed Fires
  7. March 23, 2024: Policy Expert Fran Miller
  8. March 16, 2024 – Representative John Duarte (R-CA)
  9. March 9, 2024: Greg Ruehle on Policy for Sorghum Producers
  10. March 2, 2024: Brian Kuehl on Ag Tax Bill and Future of the Farm Bill

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.