Southwest Florida Citrus Grower Testifies Before Congress on Cost of Environmental Regulations

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kate englishHendry/Glades Farm Bureau member Kate English testified before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on May 17 at a hearing titled “Impacts of Environmental Regulations & Voluntary Conservation Solutions.” English testified alongside members of the Pennsylvania and Ohio Farm Bureaus.

“A farmer shouldn’t have to have a lawyer and an engineer on staff to grow food,” said English. She warned that federal regulations have become unworkably complex and referenced the EPA’s controversial Waters of the United States rule as an example of bad science.

View testimony (English remarks at the following timecodes: 22:30; Q&A: 36:55, 45:30, 1:00:00, 1:10:00, and 1:17:00).