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Act now: Family farms are NOT hazardous waste sites

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by AFBF, MFB

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Activists are trying to force family farms to comply with a law intended to address toxic waste from Superfund sites, not farms.

Common-sense legislation has been introduced in Congress to fix farm reporting requirements of air emissions from animal waste, but your voice is needed to make it a reality.

Access the FB Advocacy website today to tell Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to support the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act (FARM Act).

Related: Emissions reporting relief bill provides fresh air for agriculture.

The legislation will exempt most farms from unnecessary reporting of routine air emissions from animals and their manure. If Congress doesn’t act, as many as 200,000 farms and ranches across America could be required to report their daily emissions– or face fines of up to $54,000 per day and the threat of activist lawsuits for failure to report!

Activists are trying to force family farms to comply with a law intended to address toxic waste from Superfund sites, not farms.

Both the Bush and Obama Administrations -- who did not agree on much -- supported a rule exempting farms from the reporting requirements, but activist groups successfully blocked the rule last year at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said, “We urge Congress to act swiftly to pass this legislation so farmers are free to run their businesses safely and efficiently.”

Join your fellow Farm Bureau members and tell your Senators to support S. 2421!