Water Articles

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U.S. House Passes Western Water Legislation: Includes Water Rights Protection Act

7/17/2017

The Water Rights Protection Act reaffirms the existing principle of federal law that recognizes the ability of states to confer water rights and acknowledges that the federal government will respect those lawfully acquired rights.

Pruitt, Zinke Visit State Farm Bureau Presidents

7/11/2017

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – made guest appearances Tuesday morning in Washington during AFBF’s Council of Presidents.

Conservation Starts with Farmers and Ranchers

6/17/2017

Author and Environmental Defense Fund staffer Miriam Horn says farmers and ranchers are the starting point of conservation and good stewardship.

House Passes Pesticide Application Fix Legislation

6/16/2017

The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.

Trump’s Regulatory Rollback No Help for Farmer Facing $2.8M Fine for Plowing Own Land

6/15/2017

American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ellen Steen was quoted in a recent Fox News article about the regulatory struggles farmers face

Bill Would Help Farmers Improve Irrigation Systems

6/11/2017

Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017 would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies

Stop federal water extortion, Farm Bureau says

5/17/2017

Land managers in the West increasingly demand that ranchers who work federal land surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range

Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule Outreach

5/12/2017

AFBF President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule.

EPA Asks States for Input on New WOTUS Rule

5/10/2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking states to share with the agency what they think a new rule should look like

WOTUS Withdrawal Notice sent to OMB

5/4/2017

Farm Bureau supports the EPA’s effort to withdraw the 2015 rule and replace it with one that conforms to the limits approved by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

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