What’s Upstream planned nearly $200,000 blitz to regulate farmers

From the Capital Press

What’s Upstream organizers planned to spend nearly $200,000 in federal funds during and after the 2016 legislative session on a “robust” campaign to regulate Washington farmers, according to Environmental Protection Agency records.

It’s unclear how much money was actually spent. The media blitz was scheduled to last six months, but faltered after three. Congressional anger over EPA’s financial support for the anti-agriculture campaign scuttled some elements of the project.

Federal and state watchdogs are probing whether What’s Upstream organizers or the EPA engaged in illegal lobbying activity by either misspending public dollars or by failing to register as a political organization. Read the rest of the story here.