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Farm Bureau seeks ruling on farmyard stormwater




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July 24, 2013 | 3199 views | Post a comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Farm Bureau Federation asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to determine that livestock and poultry farmers do not need Clean Water Act discharge permits for ordinary stormwater runoff from their farmyards. The joint motion, according to a July 1 American Farm Bureau Federation press release, was filed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, West Virginia Farm Bureau, and West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt. It would garner a big win for farmers nationwide if the court rules in their favor. . . .

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