The Detroit News | Opinion: Help Michigan farmers grow with fewer environmental regulations

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While the government and media focus on COVID–19, Michigan farmers are hoping policy priorities emerge from the pandemic that will accelerate economic recovery. To protect the American food, fiber and fuel supply, agriculture depends on critical infrastructure and access to reliable energy supplies to maintain or increase production as necessary.

Policymakers on both side of the aisle and businesses across sectors should be able to find common ground in strengthening infrastructure. Yet, environmental regulation (and overregulation) is a topic of heated debate as the Trump administration works to reduce red tape to stimulate valuable infrastructure development.