The Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee has delivered a list of policy recommendations to EPA Administrator Michael Regan. Regarding the Waters of the United States, the committee called for the development of a clear definition that is easily interpreted by farmers and ranchers. It calls for exemptions for common features, including farm ditches, prairie potholes and prior converted cropland. The advisory committee also weighed in on the use of crop protection products. It suggests EPA implement a media campaign to educate the public and formalize farmer involvement in the registration and re-registration process.
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