“For conservative states and leaders who hold the view that the Clean Water Act has become burdensome for farmers and the industry, ‘this is an opportunity to really drive a stake through the heart of federal water protection.'”

In addition to an impact on fish and wildlife, climate change is being blamed for record-setting rain in the Midwest in 2019. Croplands were so ravaged by water that farmers were forced to delay planting corn. Typically, 96% of croplands would have been planted by June,1 but in corn-heavy states like Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, the rates were as low as 31%, 33% and 45% respectively.2



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