stream running through field USDA
his Maryland farmer worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to plant buffers and install a stream crossing, reducing erosion and improving the stream’s water quality.

Ag groups support rescinding, re-proposing WOTUS rule

"Fresh start" on water rule using "approach that complies with past Supreme Court rulings" will be in agriculture industry's best interests.

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that would eliminate the 2015 waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule and allow the agency to develop a rule that does not create a huge regulatory burden for agriculture. The public comment period deadline on the WOTUS rule closed on Sept. 27. The agricultural community widely supports rescinding the 2015 rule and encouraged EPA to re-propose a solution that offers greater clarity for farmers.

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