Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall talks EPA, WOTUS


Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall talks EPA, WOTUS

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall tells Brownfield he’s encouraged by what’s he learned about Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

“With Michael Regan coming onboard as EPA Administrator, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to him speak. He has a history of allowing farmers to come to the table and explain to him how how regulations would effect them if implemented.”

He says that will be crucial knowing the Biden Administration is talking about the Waters of the U.S. Rule.

“We feel like if we can have a seat at the table, we can talk to them about how these things work. And if there needs to be adjustments, maybe we can make adjustments that won’t have a negative affect on our farmers. So that’s our hope.”

Duvall calls repealing WOTUS the biggest regulatory win for farmers and ranchers over the past four years, and says the replacement has provided clear rules that help protect water.

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