Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Four Dead in Sisseton Shooting

police lights

Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a multiple homicide in Sisseton.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

in National

House Republicans sue over Obamacare

obamacare

Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

in National

Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

lexus

The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

in National

Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

gas

More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.