This Earth Day, South Dakota’s agriculture industry deserves protection
Guest column by Keith Moore, Americans for Prosperity
Thomas Jefferson once quipped in a letter to George Washington, that “agriculture ... is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.” Today, however, Big Government forces are undermining South Dakota’s agricultural industry, one overburdensome regulation at a time.
The Inflation Reduction Act – which has nothing to do with inflation and everything to do with environmental extremism – contains environmental standards so unreasonable that many farmers and ranchers are unable to comply with them. Thankfully, Sen. John Thune recently introduced legislation that would prohibit the administration from invasively monitoring methane emissions from livestock in South Dakota and beyond. His bill is a commonsense first step this Earth Day toward protecting real caretakers of this land, the American farmers.