Can you believe the Environmental Protection Agency wants to regulate farm dust? No joke! We are talking about dust kicked up from cattle or dust stirred up by a rancher's pickup truck. U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced, with bipartisan support, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 1633) that would block dust regulation by EPA in rural areas where state dust laws are in effect. Call your members of Congress today and ask them to stand firm for family farmers and ranchers by supporting this legislation.
Dust is a part of life in rural America. Cattle ranchers work hard to provide safe and nutritious food for this country and abroad. Finalizing a rule (expected in August) that would result in heavy fines for creating dust is unacceptable.