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Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With Mississippi River Basin Ruling

Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With Mississippi River Basin Ruling

A Federal Judge has ruled that EPA must consider tougher pollution controls on nitrogen and phosphorous in the Mississippi River Basin. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal says that ruling is a major concern along with the recent Chesapeake Bay decision backing environmentalists at the expense of ag producers. He doesn’t like local control being taken away by the courts.

Vanderwal is concerned that proactive environmental steps taken by producers like those in Iowa who are working with a nutrient reduction management plan will be nullified by this latest court ruling in the Mississippi River basin.

If EPA ends up pushing forward more regulations in the Basin, it likely would come in the form of total maximum daily loads that would be allowed.

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