During a Washington, D.C. meeting earlier this week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told state Farm Bureau President’s that “The farming industry deserves regulatory certainty.” While speaking during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Council of President’s meeting, Pruitt told the group EPA is returning power to the states and “standing with farmers who have been hurt by misguided policies of the past.”
Pruitt discussed with state Farm Bureau presidents the EPA’s recent decision to begin rescinding WOTUS, as well as other issues of concern to America’s farmers and ranchers. Also speaking to the group, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outlined the importance of supporting multiple uses of the nation’s public lands, a priority for AFBF members. Zinke also spoke briefly about the challenges presented by wild horse overpopulation on public lands.
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