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National Corn Growers And Farm Bureau Appeal Chesapeake Bay Court Ruling

National Corn Growers And Farm Bureau Appeal Chesapeake Bay Court Ruling

The National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation are appealing a Circuit Court decision upholding EPA’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay. The ruling effects watersheds across the country and is troubling for both the Mississippi and Missouri river basins. National Corn Growers Public Policy Director Rod Snyder says the court ruling give EPA too broad an authority under the Clean Water Act.

Snyder says the original court ruling ignores agriculture’s positive environmental practices and charges farmers and ranchers with causing most of the water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and other water bodies.

He is cautiously optimistic about their chances for winning the appeal.

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