Roberts Letter to President Outlines Regulatory Impact
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, sent a letter Friday to President Barack Obama outlining directives and regulations the administration has proposed or has in development that would affect farmers and ranchers.
The letter comes following a town hall meeting the president hosted in Illinois last week. During the meeting a farmer expressed concerns over proposed regulations impacting dust pollution, noise pollution and water runoff. The president answered the man by telling him he shouldn’t believe everything he hears.
“I want to assure you that this farmer’s concerns are justified,” Roberts said. “Mr. President, I hope this list of regulations provides more clarity on the real, proposed regulations and policy changes by your administration that will add costs to every farming, livestock and forestry operation in this country, while also increasing costs for consumers. I urge you to do all that you can to put the brakes on this regulatory agenda aimed at rural America.”