Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty has found himself a new, off the farm job.
The Ellsworth Democrat has joined the Environmental Protection Agency staff as the Region 7 Administrator. A job that offices out of Kansas City and encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations.
Svaty met with his successor, Dale Rodman, during a meeting between state agriculture secretaries and EPA region 7 and 8 administrators recently held in Denver, Colo.
During the past few years, the EPA has attempted to tighten regulations affecting the agriculture community including The Clean Water Act, The Clean Air Act and air particle regulations.
Many in agriculture, including American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman, who has publicly waged war on the EPA’s regulations, see the EPA as an unnecessary player in the farming and animal agriculture community.