Conservation Threats
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 8, 2014 01:50 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers are being called on to play an expanded role in improving water quality after an algae bloom affected Toledo, Ohio, drinking water last summer. However, there is concern that putting more U.S. waters under federal control via the Clean Water Act could weaken farmer interest in conservation programs.

While rural America waits for EPA to finalize the controversial waters of the U.S. rule that drew more than one million public comments prior to the Nov. 15 deadline, members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Wednesday pressed the head of the Natural Resources Conservation ...

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