Going Green

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

EPA Agricultural Advisory Committee

It would be nice if the EPA truly would get input from the agricultural community.

EPA Announces First-Ever Agricultural Advisory Committee

Release date: 10/17/2007
Contact Information: Dave Ryan, (202) 564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - Oct. 17, 2007) Continuing efforts to strengthen relations with the agriculture community, EPA today announced the establishment of the first-ever Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. The committee is being formed under the guidelines of the National Strategy for Agriculture, and it will advise the administrator on environmental policy issues impacting farms, ranches and rural communities and operate under the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

"We at EPA appreciate that agriculture isn't just the producer of the food, agriculture is the producer of environmental and economic solutions," said Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.

"This committee provides an opportunity to improve dialogue between EPA and the farming community. By sitting...(complete article here).

Agriculture is so diverse that it is impossible for all interested parties to be properly represented on such a committee. Let's hope that the appointees to the committee will work in the best interests of the diversity that they must represent and not just focus on their own self-interests.

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