“Missouri is proud to host U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on his “Back-to-Basics” tour. We are encouraged that it is a new day at the Agency, one in which all sides are heard and common sense will be considered in decisions that affect people’s lives and economic livelihood. The last time an EPA Administrator traveled to our state she was in the midst of a lobbying campaign for the onerous Waters of the United States rule that would make 99 percent of Missouri land subject to federal regulation. President Trump’s decision to conduct a thorough review of the WOTUS rule is a good step, and we look forward to the day when government overreach is no longer standard operating procedure. Missouri farmers and ranchers work hard every day to produce an abundance of high quality and affordable food and don’t need to be targeted for unnecessary and costly government regulations.”
About The Author
Blake Hurst, a farmer from Westboro, MO., is the President of Missouri Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm organization. For his full biography, see Board of Directors.