Farm Bureau Seeks to Keep “Navigable” in Navigable Waters Protection Rule

News / In The News June 15, 2021

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The EPA announced its intention to rewrite the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. AFBF Senior Director of Regulatory Relations Don Parrish spoke with RFD-TV on what impact the reversal could have on agriculture, "The first thing that we are concerned about is having this administration step back from the clarity and the transparency that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule provides. We believe that clarity and that transparency balances environmental protection and the clarity that farmers and ranchers need to be able to farm, and we see a lot of support in farm country for that rule."

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that it would begin enforcing vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States through land ports of entry and ferry terminals. The vaccine requirement includes essential workers.

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The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today its support of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2021, with the exception of the bill’s establishment of mandatory minimums for negotiated purchases.

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