WOTUS, Dead In The Water?
Agri-pulse reports 21 senators and 67 House members along with our nations farmers and ranchers are demanding that an appeals court to kill the Waters of the US Rule known as WOTUS. Many recognize that Trump’s victory will make the legal challenge moot if he follows through on his promise to kill the measure. A Trump administration also is likely to slow down endangered species protections that have frustrated farmers, ranchers and energy producers along with targeting the Obama administration's pesticide and labor regulations .
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged in an interview Tuesday before Clinton conceded that Democrats had trouble connecting with voters in the Rust Belt who struggled to deal with what he called an “economy in transition.” “We are now in a different time and different world, and we have to move from an extraction economy to a sustainable one,” he said. Finally cattle ranchers are reminded that the changes coming for the veterinary feed directive known as VFD is January 1st. They need to become familiar with the list of antibiotics that will require VFD in their cattle.