EPA funding (and approval) of attack on farmers being investigated by Capital Press
2/24/2016The federal use of tax dollars to support the malicious political attack on farmers and farming is being investigated by Don Jenkins of the Capital Press. This newspaper serves the agricultural industry on the West Coast.
The focus of Save Family Farming is communicating with our leaders and citizens that farmers are helping to protect our environment and water quality and that the accusations and claims made by whatsupstream are false. We are concerned about the use of federal funding for this political attack, but mostly concerned about the impact these accusations are having on the understanding of farmers’ environmental responsibility.
UPDATE March 28:
Capital Press published online a followup article making clear that the EPA was kept informed about this attack on farming and incredulously, did not consider it political or a violation of federal rules against lobbying and attempting to influence legislators: