“It’ll Never be Beneficial”- Rep. Cammack on WOTUS

Sabrina Halvorson Legislative, WOTUS Act

While in Washington D.C. last week, AgNet Media National Correspondent Sabrina Halvorson asked Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL) what can be done to make the Waters of the U.S. regulations better for farmers and how she felt about the failure to overturn the regulations. Listen to her response: Representative Cammack is the author of the REINS act, which would require every …

Biden Issues Second Veto of Presidency: Broad WOTUS Definition Persists

Sabrina Halvorson WOTUS Act

By Will Jordan President Biden issued the second veto of his presidency on Thursday when House Joint Resolution 27 hit his desk. The resolution, sponsored by Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) would have nullified the Biden Administration’s Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” submitted by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers in January. Passing in …

AgNet Weekly: Court Ruling on WOTUS; Black Vulture Relief Act Introduced

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Cattle, Legislative, WOTUS Act

This week, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Council Mary-Thomas Hart talks about the latest development in the WOTUS saga, after a split ruling in Texas. We also talk to Sigrid Johannes, director of government affairs for NCBA and the Public Lands Council, about the Black Vulture Relief Act.   Each week, we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting …

2015 WOTUS Rule Officially Repealed

Dan Water

The 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule was officially repealed last week. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now take the next step in a definition clarification and revivision. AgNet Media’s Danielle Leal has the report. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

Industry Responds to EPA WOTUS Announcement

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-September 12, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking another step to fulfill President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Repealing the WOTUS rule is a major win for American agriculture. The extreme overreach from the past Administration had government taking …

NCBA on WOTUS Legal Victory

Dan Cattle, Environment, Water

Earlier this month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act. In other news concerning the Waters of the U.S., NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager discusses a significant legal victory. Yager says there are currently 27 states that have an injunction against the 2015 rule, but the other states still have the rule …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …