Building better relationship between the EPA and ag for the future
By Meghan Grebner, Brownfield
February 12, 2020
The head of the EPA says one of his goals is to improve the relationship and dialogue between the agency and America’s farmers and ranchers.
Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that’s why the agency recently revitalized its Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee. “We’re taking a look at everything we can do, but one of the things that was very important was for us to not sit back and guess at what farmers might need, or what might be beneficial to work on,” he says. “It’s to have an agriculture committee like we are reconstituting in order to solicit advice.”
He tells Brownfield they’ve recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National FFA Organization. “We’re also starting to talk with young farmers as they’re coming up,” he says...