Federal environmental regulations at odds with local efforts

House Agriculture Committee holds hearing on how environmental regulations and voluntary conservation practices affect farm economy.

Local landowners have the power — through voluntary efforts — to have a greater environmental benefit than regulations. That was the main message from testimony at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R., Pa.), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry, said locally led, voluntary and incentive-based programs better protect the environment.

“It has become increasingly clear that some governm

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