Water Articles




RFD-TV Segment Features AFBF’s Parrish on Stopping the Illegal 2015 WOTUS Rule


Farm Bureau is concerned because 26 states are “now in the dark as to how WOTUS rule will be implemented”

Not #CleanWaterClearRules


A nationwide injunction was issued on an Environmental Protection Agency rule that delayed the implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule

New State Authority Over Local Waters a Boon to Farmers and Ranchers


States can assume authority to issue permits for earth moving in and around regulated waterways, wetlands and land that sometimes channels water

Water: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction


Extraterritorial jurisdiction is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries.

RFD-TV Market Day Report Features AFBF’s Don Parrish on WOTUS


Parrish discussed agriculture’s need for permanent repeal of the WOTUS rule.

American Farm Bureau Urges Court to Dismiss Challenge to WOTUS Applicability Date Rule


American Farm Bureau recently asked a federal court to dismiss a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Applicability Date Rule.”

Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Utah Nominees


Know a Utah farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.

House Passes Water Resources Development Act


The House overwhelmingly approved the Farm Bureau-supported Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8)

Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents


The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, today filed a brief in support of 13 states challenging the EPA’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule before a federal district court in North Dakota.

Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision


A federal district court ruling in Georgia late last week has effectively suspended the flawed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from taking effect in 11 more states that challenged its legality.