Puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn’t wet most of the time), and isolated wetlands dot the nation’s farmland.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) has issued a proposed rule that would expand its regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to these types of land features and waters, giving the agencies the power to dictate land-use decisions and farming practices in or near them.

The rule will make it more difficult to farm or change a farming operation to remain competitive and profitable.

We need your help to stop this! Submit a comment to the EPA describing how this rule would hurt your farm or ranch (link to do that below) — and help spread the word that the proposal is a BAD IDEA for agriculture!

THE COMMENT DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20, 2014. Need help with your comment? Email OFB’s Mike Freese or call him at 503.399.1701.

> Click here to submit a comment to the EPA on how this would hurt your farm or ranch by Oct. 20, 2014