Alabama Sen. Marsh Discusses Legislative Session

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Legislative

The 74th Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues today in Montgomery with a full slate of events. Yesterday, those in attendance were able to hear from State Sen. Del Marsh, president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate. He spoke to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about this year’s legislative session which began last week.

House Agriculture Committee Prepares for Farm Bill by Exploring Economic Outlook in Rural America

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the economic challenges facing rural America. Members heard from several witnesses who highlighted these factors, including low farm commodity prices, declining net farm income, tightening credit conditions, a strong dollar, and unfair trade practices by foreign competitors.

Alabama Legislative Session Underway

Dan Alabama, Legislative

The 2017 Alabama Legislative Session officially kicked off this week as Governor Robert Bentley delivered his State of the State address. According to information provided by the Alabama Agribusiness Council, the Governor touted the accomplishments of his administration and renewed his commitment of focusing on opportunities for Alabama’s future.

Congressman Gaetz; Why Abolish the EPA

Dan Environment, Legislative

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz will file a bill today proposing to abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since 1970, the EPA has worked at the federal government level to ensure that human health and the environment are protected. However, Congressman Gaetz believes this protection can better be served by the state and by private citizens.

Broad Support for Georgia Storm Victims

Randall Weiseman General, Georgia, Legislative, Weather

The series of deadly storms that moved across the Southeast this past week, including through southwest Georgia, has brought broad support from many for those victims. And Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar says that includes those in the state capital.