WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2014 -- The EPA’s decision not to appeal a key federal ruling in favor of West Virginia farmer Lois Alt highlights the cynicism that drives the agency’s water agenda, the American Farm Bureau said today.
Helping local farmers create and profit from farm-based tourism opportunities is the idea behind West Virginia University Extension Service’s new Agritourism Initiative – a training program for aspiring and beginning agritourism operators.
BUCKHANNON, WV – The West Virginia Farm PAC has announced its endorsements for the 2014 general election on November 4, 2014. In addition to endorsements for the West Virginia legislative races, West Virginia Farm PAC is endorsing the following candidates: U.S. Senate: Shelley Moore Capito (R); U.S. House of Representatives, District 1: David McKinley (R); District 2: Alex Mooney (R); District 3: Evan Jenkins (R).
Starting July 1, 2014, eligible West Virginia Farm Bureau members will be able to take advantage of a new discount program with Polaris Industries. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, demonstrates Farm Bureau’s continued investment in exceeding member expectations.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2014-A new Environmental Protection Agency rule will illegally expand EPA jurisdiction to millions of acres of once-unregulated farm land, exposing farmers to fines and penalties for ordinary farming activities, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today.
Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014–The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Water Act rule is rife with errors, lacks transparency and would greatly expand strict federal control over land that was previously not regulated by the federal government, according to a report by economist and University of California-Berkley faculty member Dr. David Sunding.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking for help to streamline the registration process for aboveground storage tanks by requesting that tank owners who aren’t already signed up for online registration do so starting immediately.
Senate Bill 373, the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, was passed by the Legislature following a January chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of approximately 300,000 state residents in nine counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2014 – “Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation carefully reviewed EPA’s March 25 release of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule. The results of our review are dismaying.
“The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. Under EPA’s proposed new rule, waters – even ditches – are regulated even if they are miles from the nearest ‘navigable’ waters. Indeed, so-called ‘waters’ are regulated even if they aren’t wet most of the time. EPA says its new rule will reduce uncertainty, and that much seems to be true: there isn’t much uncertainty if most every feature where water flows or stands after a rainfall is federally regulated.
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9/15/2014 - 4-H Campgrounds dining hall, Butcher Bend Rd, Parkersburg. 6 PM. For more info call Janet Wigal, 304 ...
9/23/2014 - FB Reorganization Meeting & presentation on EPA Waters of the U.S. issue. Interested parties encour ...
9/23/2014 - Chapel Hill UM church, 6:30 PM. Waters of the U.S. presentation. ...