Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

Congressman Richard Hanna is speaking out against proposals by the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers to expand federal regulations that would negatively impact local farmers.

Hanna says the regulations would expand the definition of navigable waterways in the Clean Water Act to include irrigation ditches, ponds and even temporary puddles.

Hanna was joined by local farmers and members of the New York Farm Bureau at Quiet Meadows Farm in Verona today to discuss his effort to prevent the rule change.

He says the last thing farmers need are more regulations.

Hanna says the new regulations could cost farmers thousand of dollars in fines.