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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Apr 1, 2014 09:00 PM CDT

The American Farm Bureau Federation added itself to the list of groups opposing the EPA/Army Corps of Engineers proposal to redefine "waters of the U.S."

Farm Bureau issued a statement Tuesday on the potential change in the Clean Water Act.

“The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. Under EPA’s proposed new rule, waters—even ditches—are regulated even if they are miles from the nearest ‘navigable’ waters. Indeed, so-called ‘waters’ are regulated even if they aren’t wet most of the time. EPA says its new rule will reduce uncertainty, and that much seems to be true: ...

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