Farmers Voice Concern AT WOTUS Hearing
STEEN: We were pretty vocal about the shortcomings, about growers not being comfortable about the consequences of wrong decisions.
Bottom line, farmers need a rule that allows them to easily determine what a WOTUS is when they pull into a field.
STEEN: We are talking about creekbeds, smaller streams, flood planes or river bottoms where there may be confusion or uncertainty about whether an area might be a wetland.. Part of the problems is that growers need to be able to act quickly. The can't wait three months for a decision to determine whether something is jurisdiction. They have to be able to plant, to harvest in a given season.
It's important for farmers to make their voice heard in the process. The 60-day comment period will close April 15th and comments can be submitted online.