The agency doesn’t seem to realize that rural America’s economy is dependant on agriculture.  A thriving agriculture sector breeds a healthy rural economy.  EPA’s in-your-face-approach to more government regulation has increased the cost of doing business for America’s farmers and ranchers.  If EPA is allowed to continue down this path, the only choice for many farmers and ranchers will be to stop farming altogether.

The threat of these regulations is so great that as co-chair of the Rural America Solutions Group, I will be hosting a forum today along with fellow co-chairmen Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesRepublicans spend more than million at Trump properties Acting FAA chief defends agency's Boeing 737 Max safety certification Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill MORE and Doc HastingsRichard (Doc) Norman HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE to highlight just how out of touch the EPA is.

We have invited folks from across the country to Washington to discuss the impact these current and proposed regulations have on farmers, ranchers and small businesses.

The message we hope to send to the EPA is this:

All of us share the desire to protect our natural resources, but burdensome regulations that cost the livelihoods of those who feed us is not a policy path we can support.