The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The agency's statutory authorization expires at the end of the fiscal year.
The Ag Minute: Exposing EPA Overreach
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Adrian Smith, discusses proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and how they will negatively impact everyone who lives, works, and farms in rural America. Rep. Smith is a member of the Rural America Solutions Group and recently participated in a forum hosted by the group to examine the unprecedented, overreaching, and burdensome regulations EPA is trying to impose on farmers, ranchers, and small businesses.
- EPA’s unnecessary and costly regulation of crop protection tools;
- its proposed zero tolerance standard for pesticide spray drift;
- attempts to stiffen the current regulatory standard on farm dust, which would make tilling a field, operating a feedlot, or driving a farm vehicle nearly impossible;
- and an unprecedented ban on a popular weed control product, which could result in a ban on its use.