UEP Joins in amicus brief for Sackett WOTUS lawsuit

April 7, 2022

UEP has joined with 12 other agricultural organizations in a brief to the Supreme Court in the Sackett case involving what are Waters of the US (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  That brief …

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Possible new EPCRA rulemaking concerns animal agriculture

March 10, 2022

In a surprise move, without any notice or discussion with U.S. animal agriculture groups, EPA collaborated with environmental groups in 2021 to reconsider its 2019 rule that excluded air emissions from animal manure from the …

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Fire Prevention and Mitigation on Farm in the Egg Industry

February 3, 2022

Barn fires are horrific events, threatening both human and hen life and causing significant financial damage. Though the incidence of layer barn fires does not appear to be higher than those in other animal agriculture …

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EPA’s “temporary” WOTUS proposed rule: Consider it real

January 20, 2022

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers announced last June three steps to revise Waters of the U.S WOTUS; (1) repeal the Trump Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), (2) replace it with a “temporary” rule …

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EPA preserves use of effective and essential layer house insecticide – for now

December 9, 2021

EPA has delayed its final decision on disallowing aerial applications of pyrethrins and associated “synergistic” products that are commonly the cornerstone of fly control programs in layer and other livestock and poultry houses.  All indications …

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