NEWS
CWA Exemptions Questioned
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jun 11, 2014 05:11 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA on Wednesday touted the exemption of several agricultural and conservation practices from a proposed change to the Clean Water Act rule. The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation argued, however, that the 56 practices are not all-inclusive and that U.S. farmers will face new cost and regulatory burdens if the rule goes into effect.

Most notably, AFBF President Bob Stallman testified before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment that young farmers could be hit particularly hard. That's because many of their operations don't necessarily meet the definition of "ongoing" required to qualify ...

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