Statements from Missouri Hog Farmers on Administration’s Environmental Regulatory Relief

Columbia, Mo.,— “The Trump administration and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are to be congratulated on their efforts to provide America’s farmers and businesspeople with some relief from the environmental overregulation they’ve suffered under for nearly the past decade,” said Francis Forst, a hog farmer from Lamar, Mo., and chairman of the board for the Missouri Pork Association. “We look forward to working with the administration and EPA to craft common sense rules to keep our land, air and water clean, regulations that farmers gladly will embrace.”


“We are very pleased that the president and Administrator Pruitt are rolling back these Obama-era regulations that do more harm than good. Everyone, particularly farmers, wants clean air and water and to preserve and protect our natural resources,” said Missouri hog farmer Scott Hays, who also serves on the board of the National Pork Producers Council, “You can’t achieve those goals by piling government mandates on the very people who are the stewards of the land, air and water, or imposing regulations such as the Waters of the U.S. Rule that are unworkable and too costly.”


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