House May Vote To Block EPA WOTUS and Enjoy Harvests Bounty
Parrish: “I think that this shows that there is pretty strong bi-partisan support for this legislation. I think it is also a testament to kind of effort that farmers and ranchers are making around the country to raise this to members’ attention while they are home on August recess. And I think there is a broad recognition that the administration has gone too far with this proposal.”
The proposal has been the top issue for many in farm country who see it as a huge federal land grab that would affect most ditches, farm ponds and even puddles. EPA says agriculture is largely exempted, but even its own water maps suggest its proposed rule will have a broad reach. He says it isn’t just ag that opposes it.
Parrish: “There are 45 associations here in town that represent everyone from folks that build roads, and home sot schools and infrastructure for drinking water. I’ve got an idea that a lot of these people are going to key vote this issue because it is so important.”
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
Often eating fresh local fruits and vegetables is associated with the spring and summer months. But eating local doesn’t have to stop as soon as the first frost hits. Enjoying the different fruits and vegetables at their peak during the change of seasons can be very pleasurable and gratifying. After enjoying locally grown cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches, berries and other seasonal produce the last few months, it’s now time to embrace fall and winter’s bountiful harvest of apples, mushrooms, pears, sweet potatoes, grapes and squash; just to mention a few. The list of possibilities for fresh produce this time of year is amazingly long and varied and will keep you and your family satisfied well into the next year! Also, by buying produce in season you will continue to help local farmers and ensure healthy dining for your family. Doing a little research on what foods are harvested when will help you continue to enjoy seasonal fruits, vegetables, and yes even meats during every month of the year.