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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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WITHDRAW WOTUS

 A coalition of 63 business groups representing everything from farm organizations to oil and natural gas groups, as well as homebuilders, mining, manufacturing and even golf-course trade groups all joined to write federal regulators on Monday again asking them to withdraw the proposed rule redefining waters of the United States.  

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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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DITCH THE RULE

IFB joined 23 other business organizations and farm groups at a morning news conference at the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Building in Springfield. Members representing the Home Builders Association of Illinois, Illinois Coal Association and Illinois Manufacturers’ Association will provide statements. Check out coverage on FarmWeekNow.com.

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MORE WOTUS

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) told an agriculture roundtable held in Monmouth she expects the U.S. House to thoroughly review USEPA proposed Waters of the U.S. rules. Following the dialogue aired live Friday afternoon on RFD Radio® Network-affiliated stations WRAM-AM and WBYS-AM, Bustos says it’s now “…the number one issue” she heard about from… 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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DITCH THE RULE

Washington Examiner Columnist Ron Arnold savaged the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule in his latest column. Arnold, a long-time proponent of “wise use” of natural resources notes that movement conservatives are beginning to wake up to the EPA power grab that is Waters of the U.S.  

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WOTUS MEETINGS

– IFB will hold eight meetings across the state next month to help farmers better understand the proposed rule defining waters of the U.S.  Check out next Monday’s FarmWeek and FarmWeekNow.com for details.

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