Monday, May 9th kicked off the first of 10 virtual regional roundtables that supposedly will give stakeholders the ability to offer their perspectives on the direction the new Waters Of The US. Of the nine remaining sessions Farm Bureau leaders, including Nevada Farm Bureau President Bevan Lister will have an opportunity to offer input. The first session organized by the National Parks Conservation Association and featuring Midwestern presenters mostly focused on attacking agricultural practices and the current system of voluntary activities for non-point source water impairments wasn’t going to be acceptable.
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Senior Policy Director of Government Affairs, Courtney Biggs offered her perspective on the way the first session transpired.
Along with the several activist speakers who used the platform of the roundtable panel to bash agriculture and encourage stronger regulatory controls beyond the parameters of the Clean Water Act, the topic discussions selected for consideration included Climate Change and Social Justice.
Farm Bureau will continue to be involved in following the remaining sessions and pressing for regulations which follow within the Clean Water Act and appropriate approaches to address water quality issues with workable solutions.