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Posted on Apr 12, 2023 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Biden’s veto flushed opportunity to support for farmers, ranchers

By Gary Joiner

Congress knows the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is flawed.

A bipartisan, bicameral joint resolution to halt implementation of the rule recently reached President Biden’s desk.

Remarkably, he vetoed the measure on April 6.

He sided with bureaucrats. Not with America’s farmers and ranchers.

The rule is a clear case of government overreach that leaves farmers and ranchers in Texas and across the nation wondering whether they can farm their own land.

Farming activities such as moving dirt, plowing or building fences may require a federal permit.

Farmers and ranchers share the goal of protecting the nation’s waterways. But the new WOTUS rule is big government at its worst.

President Biden had a chance to support our nation’s growers by agreeing with the will of Congress on this important issue.

Instead, his veto of the water resolution flushed the opportunity.

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