National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) CEO Dr. Barbara P. Glenn issued the following statement today after EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the introduction of a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.
“We are thrilled at the announcement of a new water rule to provide our farming community with certainty and a clear view of how water will be regulated on their land. We have been functioning under a tangled patchwork of water regulation for far too long. As leading state ag officials, NASDA members are responsible for protecting natural resources in conjunction with the Clean Water Act. We look forward to working with the EPA to implement the rule and eliminate ambiguity while safeguarding our nation’s water resources.”
NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government and stakeholders.