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MFBF is applauding the U.S. Senate and House for introducing two bills that clarify air emissions from animal waste on the farm are not applicable under the CERCLA act.
Ag Week was created to educate the public on the productivity of farmers and ranchers in the U.S. Also, in celebration of Ag Week, members of the MFBF Promotion and Education Committee will be generating social media posts highlighting delicious home-cooked meals made with Montana agricultural products.
Under current regulations, approximately 200,000 farms and ranches could be legally obliged to report emissions from animal agricultural operations, even though those rules were written to cover industrial emergencies, rather than routine, low-level emissions from farms and ranches.
Issues affecting farming and ranching prevail across the country, whether the concerns surround farm policy, regulations, federal lands or a host of others. The American Farm Bureau’s Issue Advisory Committees have representatives on each committee from selected state Farm Bureaus to discuss issues and develop policy ideas.
Five Montana Farm Bureau Members traveled to Washington, D.C. in early March to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings.