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August recess has officially begun and now is the time to advocate on the issues important to your farm and the agriculture industry. Among the effective ways to do this:

The primary focus for Hoosier farmers during August recess should be the EPA and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In addition to talking with members of Congress, farmers should be sending comments on the proposed rule to EPA. For more information about the rule and how to take action, visit www.infarmbureau.org/waterrule. Additional materials and resources can be found by visiting the American Farm Bureau Federation “Ditch the Rule” website. The deadline to submit comments to the EPA is Oct. 20.

Other priority issues during the August recess include GMO labeling and renewable fuels.

Brief summaries and talking points for the three top priority issues during this recess can be found by visiting the Public Policy Team’s website.

If you have questions or require more information about Farm Bureau’s August recess campaign, you may contact Kyle Cline, National Policy Advisor, at kcline@infb.org, 317-692-7845.

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