FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Ag Sees Clean Water Act Gap
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:55 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told farmers and agribusinesses on a trip to Missouri last week that agriculture essentially has 'nothing to worry about' and that 'nothing will change' with the proposed Clean Water Act rule. Yet many of the 204,416 public comments submitted so far to regulations.gov on the rule suggest the agency has a ways to go to convince the industry.

One thing is consistent among farmers and farm groups from the states of Washington to Louisiana, Kansas and Maryland: concern about potential connections the rule makes between ephemeral waters -- waters that exist only a ...

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