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MFU Legislative Update:
The 2017 legislative session is close to wrapping up. Here’s a recap of the latest legislative news Montana Farmers Union is following.Find us on Facebook & Twitter for further updates!
HB 107: by Rep. Carl Glimm (R-Kila) this bill would create the surface water assessment and monitoring program. MFU supported this bill. Current bill progress: In Second House Committee–Non-tabled
HB 434: by Rep. Kelly Flynn (R-Townsend) this bill would create the wildlife habitat improvement act. MFU supported this bill. Current bill progress: returned to First House with Second House Amendments
HB 614: by Rep. Rob Cook (R-Conrad) this bill would create property tax exemptions for pulse processing equipment. MFU supported this bill. Current bill progress: passed by legislature–enrolling and final preparation process
HB 631: by Rep. Zach Brown (D-Bozeman) this bill would provide student loan forgiveness for new farmers. MFU supported this bill. Current bill progress: probably dead
SJ 24: by Sen. Diane Sands (D-Missoula) this resolution would provide for an interim study of Agritourism. MFU supported this resolution. Current bill progress: in Second House Committee–Non-tabled
Registration is now open for the 2017 Arrowpeak Camp season! Find out what camp is all about by enjoying this :60 commercial filmed last year!
Montana Farmers Union leads charge on passage of agritourism bill – applauds governor’s signing
Great Falls, MT (April 3, 2017) Montana Farmers Union was pleased to join Governor Steve Bullock in Helena on Friday for the signing of HB342. The bill, sponsored by Ross Fitzgerald(R) of House District 17 and championed by MFU, adds agritourism to the list of Montana recreational activities in which participants assume liability for the inherent risk of those activities. The bill passed the house 78-18 on February 10, passed the senate 43-6 on March 16 and signed into law by the governor on March 31.
|Arrowpeak Summer Camp Registration Opens||April 11||Register online|
|Montana Ag Summit||May 31-June 1||Great Falls|
|2017 MFU Convention||October 19-21||Great Falls|
|2018 MFU Women's Conference||Feb. 23-25||Fairmont Hot Springs|
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