EPA chief to talk to farmers Thursday at the fair
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 3:34 PM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will speak Thursday at the Iowa State Fair during the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader awards. McCarthy also will meet with farmers and other members of the agriculture community to talk about conservation efforts. The speech is at noon at the Iowa Farm Bureau Picnic Shelter. McCarthy will talk about the EPA's commitment to carrying out President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, and the new environmental challenges that agriculture and rural communities face.