How overturning the Chevron Doctrine directly impacts ag

A big decision was handed down this week from the Supreme Court. In a majority ruling, justices overturned a decades old ruling around federal agencies and their ability to interpret the laws.

It centered around the 1984 Chevron Doctrine, which allowed federal agencies, like the EPA and USDA to interpret laws and make regulations. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court overturned that decision.

Legal experts say this will have broad implications, and could impact ag regulations around farm subsidies, crop insurance, and environmental practices, including the waters of the United States regulations. They point to several cases suggesting regulatory actions affecting farmers and agribusiness may undergo closer legal examination.

Roger McEowen with the Washburn School of Law joined RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander about his opinion on the news.