Efforts Continue to Ditch the Rule


This week, AFBF President, Bob Stallman told a Congressional House Subcommittee on Water Resources exactly what Farm SAY_NO_INFOGRAPH-smBureaus across America thought about the proposed rule.

The EPA's proposal to regulate everyday farming practices isn't just impractical; it's illegal, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

"The EPA 'Waters of the U.S.' proposal broadly expands federal jurisdiction," Stallman said. "It threatens local land-use and zoning authority, and is an end-run around Congress and the Supreme Court."

Read the full story here.

Learn more about the EPA’s proposed rule:

Contact your local County Farm Bureau for information, or visit the official Ditch the Rule website for an in-depth explanation.

IFB’s Director of National Legislation & Policy Development, Adam Nielson, says it is important for Illinois to continue efforts to spread the word about the proposed rule.

 Help Ditch the Rule:

  1. Contact your County Farm Bureau and ask them how you can get involved.
  2. Share posts and retweet information from the IFB Facebook and Twitter pages as we share content at least twice per week.
  3. Contact your County Farm Bureau for additional resources such as a web graphic, yard sign, bumper sticker or window cling.

*Some content for this story, and the graphic were provided by AFBF.


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Spread the Word!

Visit AFBF's Go Social page for sample tweets. Visit the IFB Facebook and Twitter pages to share and retweet.