Draft guidance implementing a Supreme Court decision finding EPA can regulate pollution that is discharged into waters of the U.S. after traveling through groundwater is likely to get a close look from the Biden administration.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations classified as “large” would be phased out by 2040 under a bill Sen. Cory Booker announced on Monday. The legislation would also restore country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork and add COOL requirements for dairy products.
Agricultural sources often get blamed for polluting waterways, but this spring's flooding prompted several Midwestern cities and other sources to discharge a "witch’s brew" of pollutants into rivers and streams.
Despite threatening a veto, President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill that addresses several agricultural priorities, including revisions to the Section 199A tax benefit and an exemption from farm-emissions reporting for the livestock industry.