New swampbuster rules lack transparency

New swampbuster rules lack transparency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim final rule on highly erodible land and wetland conservation, often call­ed swampbuster rules, lacks transparency and due process, which could ultimately force many farmers out of key federal safety net programs and other farm programs, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) said last week.

“The Iowa Farm Bureau is concerned that the USDA is codifying...

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