Agriculture is playing defense, with more regulations on the way. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager says the Environmental Protection Agency is one example. “Everything we saw happen at the EPA during the Trump Administration is now being reviewed by the Biden Administration and being rescinded or revised to some extent.” Yager says changes are expected with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Rule. “The EPCRA rule excluded cattle producers and livestock producers from having to report odor emissions to local emergency responders. That was a rule that EPA did in 2020 by virtue of the Farm Act that passed in 2018 and we thought that was an issue that was going to make it through that process, but now we’re seeing EPA will either rescind or revise that rule as well.”
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