Phoenix—With Congress poised to consider much-needed regulatory reform legislation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall urged farmers and ranchers nationwide to let their House members know how critical it is to agriculture that regulatory overreach be reined in now. Duvall made his call to action in front of 5,000 Farm Bureau members at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Tradeshow.
The regulatory reform package (H.R. 5) expected on the House floor this week would ensure transparency and accountability by regulatory agencies, reaffirm congressional intent in rulemaking and strengthen the public’s right to know. A Farm Bureau-supported amendment to be offered by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) would limit a federal agency from lobbying for its own rulemaking.