is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: Central

EPA/Corps/NRCS alliance spells trouble, Rep. Crawford says

"We’re changing the dynamic of the relationship between farmers and the NRCS by bringing NRCS into a triad of regulatory agencies — EPA, Corps of Engineers, and NRCS — all part of a package geared to implement Waters of the U.S.," says Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford, who spoke at the annual conference of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation. “NRCS has been the farmer’s friend," he says, "and now some of the things they’re doing are even more draconian than what the EPA does. We’ve set the stage for an agency that has been historically fairly reliable, politically benign, a very helpful agency, to be brought into a regulatory regime, and that is particularly troubling for the agriculture industry. The USDA hasn’t historically been a regulatory agency, and now it is being set up to be in an adversarial relationship.”

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.