Thursday, August 12, 2010

Around the Nation: Opinion


Dust in the wind-- a way of life on Idaho Farms--Jake Putnam photo

Columnist: ‘EPA Trying to Make Farming Obsolete’

Washington--In an opinion column, Rick Jordahal, associate editor of Pork Magazine, said the Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce dust on farms represents “an unprecedented battle to end U.S. farming as we know it.” Through onerous regulations, “EPA is trying single-handed to make farming obsolete,” Jordahl opined.

“The EPA Draft Policy Assessment released last month would set the most stringent regulation of dust in U.S. history. The latest proposal would reduce the acceptable amount of dust to a level twice as stringent as the current standard, which, for agriculture, is already very difficult to attain,” Jordahl wrote.

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