AG POLICY NEWS
Senate Confirms McCarthy for EPA
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though U.S. agriculture interest groups were basically silent about the U.S. Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy Thursday, biofuels, environmental and oil industry groups made it clear they are eager to work with the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Right out of the gate, McCarthy will face skepticism from U.S. farmers who have a distrust of the agency that may have been deepened as a result of EPA's release of personal information about producers who operate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from environmental groups.

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