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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 27, 2015 04:52 PM CDT

MANHATTAN, Kansas, (DTN) ---Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts had different takes on the roll out Wednesday of the EPA-Army Corps of Engineers rule defining waters of the United States.

I spoke to both of them briefly on Wednesday following the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.

The agriculture secretary said the rule will lead to cleaner waters across the country. Such a change in the Clean Water Act also was needed after different U.S. Supreme Court decisions blurred the understanding of what defines a "waters of the U.S."

"First ...

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