The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the members of its Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee today and there were no Ohioans appointed. Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union was appointed to represent the National Farmers Union.
Members will serve on the committee for the next two years.
According to the EPA, the FRRCC “is a policy-oriented committee that provides policy advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The FRRCC addresses specific topics of relevance to agriculture as identified by the Agricultural Counselor to the Administrator, and reports its policy advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator through the Agricultural Counselor.”