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EPA Administrator Visits Missouri


Statement of Kansas Farm Bureau President on EPA Administrator’s visit to Missouri

MANHATTAN - Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus looks forward to hearing from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tomorrow at the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City luncheon.

It’s disappointing, however, to hear our reservations about the agency’s “Waters of the United States” and “Interpretive Rule” proposals dismissed as “ludicrous” by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, especially when the public comment period is still open.

In a democratic society, citizens have the right – and the responsibility – to speak up when government decisions impact their way of life. In turn, a government that derives its power from the governed must be willing to listen to its citizens and truthfully answer questions.

Kansas Farm Bureau stands ready to participate in a constructive conversation about a proposal that will affect not only agriculture but also a multitude of small businesses and land use management across our state.

We hope Ms. McCarthy will listen to our rational and valid concerns during her visit to the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.


Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture. Established in 1919, this non-profit advocacy organization supports farm families who earn their living in a changing industry.