Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Thinky Links


Big news on the ag front yesterday was that the president is insisting that the EPA take another look at WOTUS, the Waters of the United States. 

Billed as one of the biggest power and land grabs in recent history, the regulations are based on some pretty shaky ideas. Besides the whole regulating puddles and roadside ditches business I mean....

For example, the furrows in farm fields are the same as "mini mountain ranges"....yeah, seriously. When I stumbled on that little item while writing a Farm Side column last fall I was dumbfounded. However, there are plenty of stories that support the tale. Not to mention.....

Here is the Senate committee report with the details.....

Meanwhile the 6th Circuit Court has placed a stay on the rule, preventing the government from implementing it. Hopefully whatever is done now is an improvement for farmers and landowners who might have puddles and ditches....

2 comments:

Jan said...

I've heard some horror stories, the EPA has no friends in this ag area

threecollie said...

Jan, I am hearing some now that are downright ridiculous. I am so grateful that they will be working on this and hopefully will fix it so it isn't quite so.....stupid.....