AG POLICY NEWS
EPA Chief Nominee on Hot Seat
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Apr 11, 2013 03:45 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced a public-relations nightmare when it comes to its interaction with U.S. farmers, on everything from the release of personal information about concentrated animal feeding operation owners to the expansion of the Clean Water Act.

EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy didn't pull any punches Thursday when asked during her Senate confirmation hearing about what is perceived to be the agency's deteriorating relationship with U.S. agriculture.

"I think the EPA has bridges to build with the agriculture community," she said. "I want the opportunity to change that relationship with the ag community."

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