EPA Administrator Regan Learns About the Benefits of Precision Ag

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2/23/2023

AEM led member companies in displaying the latest in precision agriculture and the benefits of using these technologies during a recent visit with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan.

Admin. Regan visited the Gattermann Brothers Farm in eastern Kansas to explore an array of precision agriculture tools earlier this month.

AEM member company Reinke Irrigation was on hand to showcase the latest in soil moisture sensors and digital management systems to efficiently manage water. Experts from Case IH North America displayed the modern sprayer application technology that reduces pesticide use.  Equipment from John Deere and Montag were also on site to showcase the latest in cover crop application technology.

“This visit is just another example of AEM’s long history of engagement with the EPA and other key regulators to help them understand U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturers’ efforts to empower farmers to be good stewards of the land,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president of industry sectors and product leadership. “As part of our regulatory engagement efforts, we will continue to work with policymakers and regulators to demonstrate how our industry is helping provide for a growing world while shrinking its environmental footprint.”

Following his visit to each of the equipment displays, Admin. Regan joined a group of farmers for a discussion on the innovations that will enable America’s farmers and ranchers to produce more with less. During this discussion, he stressed the role the equipment manufacturing industry plays in creating a more sustainable society.

“When we think about tackling water quality or climate challenges, we cannot be there without input from this community,” said EPA Administrator Regan. “As a matter of fact, we believe we can have less regulations if we can properly harness the best practices that you all are living and breathing every day,” commented Regan.

To learn more about AEM’s regulatory engagement efforts, please contact AEM’s Nick Tindall at ntindall@aem.org

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