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AFBF Appreciates EPA Seeking Farmer Input

AFBF Staff

photo credit: Alabama Farmers Federation, Used with Permission

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on EPA soliciting comments on reinstating burdensome reporting requirements for farms under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

“AFBF appreciates EPA for taking the time to collect more information before proposing a rule that would require farmers to struggle through additional layers of red tape to raise livestock. The original purpose of the law was to ensure people who emit hazardous chemicals submit reports to local emergency responders - it was never intended to govern farms.

“We look forward to submitting comments and we’re encouraged that Administrator Regan is giving farmers and ranchers the opportunity to make their concerns known before deciding on a final rule.”

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