More on Agriculture
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) have introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to relieve certain sectors of the trucking industry from the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.
The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will completely exempt businesses which operate ten or fewer trucks from the requirements of the ELD mandate. The Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will completely exempt agricultural businesses.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently concluded his Montana Small Business Tour, which coincided with National Small Business Week (April 29 - May 5). Gianforte’s tour included stops in Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Kalispell, and Great Falls to discuss issues important to Montana’s small businesses.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte provided the following statement after the House Agriculture Committee released the new Farm Bill:
“I’m really encouraged with what I’m seeing in the new Farm Bill, particularly with Montana’s fingerprints on it. The new Farm Bill provides greater certainty for our ag producers, maintains a strong safety net for our farmers, includes much needed regulatory relief, and improves how we manage our forests.
WASHINGTON – To kick off National Agriculture Week, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced his Agriculture Advisory Committee. The committee comprises Montana agriculture stakeholders who provide Gianforte with critical input.
In the initial conference call with committee members from throughout the state, Gianforte welcomed and thanked the group, and provided a legislative update, including the latest on the upcoming Farm Bill, trade, tax reform, and other issues.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte welcomed the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that it would delay the implementation of its electronic logging devices (ELD) regulation for agriculture related industries.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will provide a 90-day temporary waiver of the ELD mandate for agriculture related transportation.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement today in response to the order on aluminum and steel tariffs:
“I’ve been reaching out to Montana farmers, ranchers, value-added manufacturers, and other ag leaders, and they’re concerned. These tariffs are a bad idea, because they could lead to Montana ag products being shut out of foreign markets. They also will drive up costs for America’s manufacturers and serve as a tax that increases prices for Montanans. I hope the president will reconsider implementing these tariffs.”
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with work on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project.
“For 110 years, the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project has provided a dependable supply of water to over 58,000 acres of family farms in Montana and North Dakota. It has also created over 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat,” Gianforte said from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.