Apr 11, 2024

Flood Cosponsors the EPA Accountability to Farm Country Act

Posted Apr 11, 2024 7:31 PM

By office of Congressman Mike Flood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Congressman Mike Flood joined Congressman Brad Finstad (R-MN) and several other House Republicans in cosponsoring the EPA Accountability to Farm Country Act. 

“Time and again, the Biden administration has used the regulatory power of federal agencies to impose new red tape on America’s ag producers. American farmers know better than any government agency what it takes to grow the food they need to successfully feed the world. It’s time for our hardworking farmers and ranchers to get more of a voice in the rulemaking process,” Rep. Flood said. “Thanks to Rep. Finstad and my Republicans colleagues for stepping up to deliver the EPA Accountability to Farm Country Act, and I urge the House to take it up quickly.”`

The act will require the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and farmer stakeholders to review rules and regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that may impact the agricultural sector and provide recommendations on how to limit the impact. If the EPA does not mitigate the effect of their proposed rule, it would be unable to be finalized.

Full text of the bill is available here. Congressman Flood is a member of the Western Caucus which advocates for rural policy issues in Washington, D.C.