New York Farm Bureau Statement on Clean Water Rule

Statement can be attributed to NYFB President David Fisher:

New York Farm Bureau appreciates the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule that will provide clarity to farmers while still offering important protections to our country’s navigable waterways. We are hopeful the proposed rule will clear up the confusion that exists over the previous rule while also balancing the necessary distinction between federal and state protections. This issue has been a major priority and concern for New York’s farmers who faced costly permits and bureaucratic red tape simply to farm their land, as many families have done for generations. New York Farm Bureau will review the proposed rule and issue public comments as part of the process leading up to securing a final rule to ensure clean water and clear rules.”


New York Farm Bureau is the State’s largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.” New York Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.