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EPA EXTENDS COMMENTS

With tension surrounding the WOTUS regulation increasing, the EPA announced Monday in an email to reporters it is extending the comment period for the second time through Nov. 14.

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MISINFORMED

Critics of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WOTUS rule are spreading misinformation, the agency’s chief said Monday. “As with everything EPA does these days, there is some misinformation out there, confusing what our plan is all about,” Gina McCarthy said at a conference of water quality officials in New Orleans.

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SOCIAL MEDIA DAY

 AFBF has organized a social media day of action for WOTUS this Friday. It’s a day where every Farm Bureau in America is encouraged to make frequent posts on social media about WOTUS and the Ditch the Rule campaign. This effort is designed to send another strong message to the EPA about our opposition to… read more

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WOTUS UPDATE

Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rule during their annual meeting last week.

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WOTUS UPDATE

The US House yesterday evening approved HR 5078 and ditched EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule. The next hurdle will be getting Senate approval.  IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr. said in a statement: “We urge farmers and landowners to continue filing comments with the U.S. EPA and ask that the U.S. Senate follow the House… read more

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#Ditch the Rule: WOTUS Action Request

Farm Bureau members – Call your Congressman and ask them to support HR 5078 – The Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. The bill would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposal to redefine “waters of the U.S.” The House is expected to consider HR 5078 Tuesday. McLean County Farm Bureau members are… read more

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EPA ADVISORS TO REVIEW WOTUS SCIENCE

– An EPA Science Advisory Board panel is set to meet today to weigh in on the agency’s water connectivity report that serves as the science behind the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. The EPA has come under fire from the American Farm Bureau Federation and other groups for releasing the rule without first… read more

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ACTION REQUEST

Our action request to “Ditch the Rule” by contacting the White House switchboard continues through Thursday.  Check out FarmWeekNow.com or www.ilfb.org for details. Meanwhile, EPA has rolled out a new website, Ditch the Myth www.epa.gov/ditchthemyth, to “address concerns and misconceptions about the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of… read more

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