Home   |   Alfa Insurance   |   Alfa Health   |   Alfa Dental   |   Alfa Realty   |   County Federations    
ALFA Farmers
ABOUT US PUBLICATIONS AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES COMMODITIES PROGRAMS NEWS & EVENTS BENEFITS & MEMBERSHIP
-> Headlines
-> Video News
-> Country Kitchen
-> Photo Galleries
-> Events

Headlines

More Headlines...
April 01, 2011   Email to Friend 

NEWBY PRAISES CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FOR PASSAGE OF BILL TO REDUCE REGULATOR BURDENS ON FARMERS
Debra Davis
334-613-4686
April 01, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry Newby praised members of Alabama's congressional delegation for their leadership in the passage of a bill that would greatly reduce the regulator burdens on American farmers.

U.S. Reps. Spencer Bachus and Martha Roby, both Republicans, along with Rep. Terri Sewell, a Democrat, all were co-sponsors of H.R. 872, known as the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011. Roby and Sewell both are members of the House Agriculture Committee and were instrumental in getting the bill out of committee to bring it before the House for a full vote.

"We are pleased that the House has approved H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011," said Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry Newby. "We are especially proud that members of Alabama's Congressional delegation took a leadership role in co-sponsoring the resolution. We appreciate their leadership and we commend the broad bipartisan coalition of lawmakers who produced this important victory."

Newby described the legislation as a permanent, sensible solution to the regulatory overkill of requiring farmers, ranchers and others who use pesticides to apply for duplicative permits. "Pesticide applications are effectively regulated under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide Rodenticide Act, which requires Environmental Protection Agency-approved label restrictions to protect the environment," Newby said. "Opponents attempted to derail this bill with last-minute charges that it would weaken the Clean Water Act and diminish the authority of the EPA but they did not prevail."

Newby said the Alabama Farmers Federation, a member of the American Farm Bureau, is urging the Senate to swiftly approve this bill.




  Email to Friend More Headlines...  


e-News Sign Up | Site Map | Weather | Contact us RSS logo RSS Feed Twitter logo Follow us Facebook logo Become a Fan
© Copyright 2003 - 2010 Alabama Farmers Federation.
All Rights Reserved.