This month, the Michigan Farm Bureau is collecting signatures to get rid of the “Waters of the U.S.” rule for good. The WOTUS rule, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) originally published in 2015, would have allowed Washington bureaucrats the ability to regulate water almost anywhere it wanted, even down to the smallest puddle in your driveway.

This flawed rule is an egregious attack on private property rights, threatening the farm community’s ability to tend their own land, address insect and disease pressure, expand their acreage and hire more farm workers. As small farm owners in Michigan, our land means…