A legislative war over water policies — the Obama-era WOTUS (widely overreaching 2015 Waters of the United States) rule versus Trump-era NWPR (Navigable Waters Protection Rule) — has come to a standstill. Agriculture experts have fought to keep the NWPR intact and the U.S. District Court in South Carolina recently dismissed a challenge against it. WOTUS grants the federal government regulatory control over virtually any waters – and many land areas that only temporarily hold water. However, the 2020 NWPR defines four categories of waters that can be federally regulated. The NWPR will now remain in effect until the Biden administration issues a new policy. Read more on the latest updates.