Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman said early this week the Environmental Protection Agency is the “enemy of agriculture. Heineman said the federal government under the Obama Admiration has been overly aggressive with regulation in general, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. A recent series of proposals, from farm dust to consideration of lowering blending requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard, has striated agriculture’s relationship with the EPA.
Currently, the EPA’s proposal regarding the RFS sits in the White House office of Budget and Management. The Waters of the US proposal, the latest in the series of disagreements with the EPA, is in a comment period until October 10th.