January 20, 2020

House Ag Hearing; Appropriations; Farm Bill; Ag Economy; CFTC; and, RFS

House Ag Subcommittee Hearing– Impact of EPA Water Rule on Agricultural Producers

DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “The controversial waters of the United States rule continues to reflect a lack of clarity when it comes to agricultural exemptions and the relationship USDA will play in helping producers avoid needing permits and other regulatory demands.

Robert Bonnie, USDA’s undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, testified Thursday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry in a contentious hearing in which House members from both parties criticized the perceived federal ‘land grab.’”

Mr. Clayton pointed out that, “The hearing came as legislation was introduced by 30 Republican senators on Thursday specifically to block EPA and the Army Corps from finalizing the water of the U.S. rule.”