|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2022
EPA Announces Members of Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced the appointment of 20 new members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC), which provides policy recommendations to EPA on a range of important environmental issues impacting agriculture and rural communities. New FRRCC members will join the Committee’s 17 existing members, which includes NACD President Michael Crowder. The Committee includes representatives from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. FRRCC members represent all 10 EPA regions and hail from 24 states.
Earlier this year, EPA directed FRRCC to determine how the Agency can best employ policies and programs to advance the agriculture sector’s climate goals and help farmers and ranchers reduce emissions and improve their agriculture systems. Visit the FRRCC’s webpage to learn more about the Committee’s mission, structure, and meetings.
“I’m very pleased to welcome our new, highly qualified members to the FRRCC,” said NACD President Michael Crowder. “I look forward to working with all members of the Committee to provide insights and recommendations that will help EPA empower producers and land managers to strengthen agriculture operations and take meaningful steps to address climate change.”
About the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nearly 3,000 conservation districts across the United States, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 75 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit www.nacdnet.org.