Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sept. 17 forum in D.C. on EPA's proposed water rules will be audiocast

The next Farm Foundation forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (ET) on Sept. 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The free event will also be audiocast and will include a PowerPoint presentation. The forum will focus on agriculture, water quality and Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a bill to block proposed water rules by the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill is not expected to advance in the Democratic-led Senate, but if it does, the Obama Administration is recommending that the president veto it.

Tracy Mehan, national source water protection coordinator for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and former assistant administrator for water at the EPA, will present from a regulatory perspective. Gene Schmidt, an Indiana grain farmer and past president of the National Association of Conservation Districts, will present from a farmer perspective. Farm Foundation trustee J.B. Penn of Deere and Company will moderate the event. To register for the forum or the audiocast click here.

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