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MarketPlace: What Water is Surface Water?

News / In The News December 13, 2018

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MarketPlace quoted AFBF’s Don Parrish, senior director of regulatory relations, in a story about the administration’s new clean water rule. The new rule is important, MarketPlace noted, “because it decides what waterways are federally protected.” Commenting on the concerns many in agriculture had with the soon-to-be-replaced 2015 waters of the U.S. rule, Parrish described its central tenet as “an extremely broad and overreaching definition” that resulted in farmers struggling on their own to determine if standing water in a field was a federally protected wetland. Listen to the story here

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The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas.

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Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2019 (H.R. 807, S. 361) would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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