animal agriculture

EPA and Army Corps Announce Next Steps on Writing WOTUS

Dan Legislative, Water, WOTUS Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps announced plans for community engagements to let people know about their efforts to revise the definition of “WOTUS,” or the Waters of the U.S rule. The goal of the rewrite is to better ensure clean and safe water for everyone. The EPA and the Army Corps say they are committed to …


NCBA Concerned with EPA Revising Navigable Waters Rule

Dan Cattle, Legislative, Water, WOTUS Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two weeks ago their intent to repeal and rewrite the definition of the Trump-era Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which of course replaced the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. A review of the rule, requested by President Joe Biden, claims stakeholders are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies. Various farm groups …


Senators Introduce the Define WOTUS Act

Dan Water, WOTUS Act

Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, along with Indiana’s Mike Braun, introduced the Define WOTUS Act this week. The bill legislatively defines “waters of the United States,” and makes a definition of the term permanent. Grassley and Ernst recently sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to express concerns over the Biden administration’s decision to roll back the …