NPPC discusses impact of WOTUS

Pork producers will fight against proposed waters of U.S. rule until a re-proposal better accommodates production agriculture.

John Weber, president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), addressed concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s "waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) regulation today at the World Pork Expo, calling it a “vast overreach of jurisdiction” on personal private property that affects a broad spectrum of American agriculture.

He explained that the purpose of the final rule released by the agency last August was to determine what constitutes a water of the U.S., but the rule beca

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