Thursday - October 1, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Golf Course Superintendents Association: Montana Latest State to Publish BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Feb. 26 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: The hard work of the Peaks and Prairies Golf Course Superintendents Association has resulted in the publication of "Best Management Practices for Montana Golf Courses". The Montana BMPs were developed in part by using the BMP Planning Guide and Template created by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and funded and supported by the USGA. The Peaks an  more

Montana Farmers Union Heads to National Convention
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 26 -- The Montana Farmers Union issued the following news: Montana Farmers Union delegates and staff will head to Savannah, GA for the 118th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention March 1-3, 2020. The national convention, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, will feature breakout sessions on farm policy, innovation and community. In addition, there will be a farm business and transition learning session with Poppy Davis. The main focus of the convention is policy   more

Montana Farmers Union to Host Primary Debates
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 26 -- The Montana Farmers Union issued the following news: Montana Farmers Union will ask candidates for governor and congress to put agriculture and rural issues front-and-center when they debate in Great Falls in late April and early May. MFU is partnering with Northern Plains Resource Council, Montana Cattlemen Association, U.S. Cattlemen Association and Cowles Media Group to host a congressional primary debate and a gubernatorial primary debate in Great Falls. Th  more

PETA: JBS Under Fire - Whistleblowers Report Cows Suffering on Trucks for Many Hours
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, Feb. 26 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Takes Action Over Complaint That Animals Stand for 10 Extra Hours in Trailers Outside the Facility Before Slaughter * * * Following accounts that JBS forces cattle transported from as far away as Montana to languish in idling trucks outside its Grand Island plant for up to 10 hours before being unloaded, causing extra suffering and even leading to deaths, PETA has ca  more

Sierra Club: Helena Becomes Second Montana City Committed to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
HELENA, Montana, Feb. 26 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on Feb. 24: * * * - The state capital joins growing number of Montana cities in demanding transition from fossil fuels * * * The Helena City Commission unanimously passed a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030. Helena joins Missoula as the second city in Montana to set this goal. Helena community members launched the Helena Ready for 100 campaign as part of the  more

United Automobile Workers Merges Additional States Into Region 8 and Region 4
DETROIT, Michigan, Feb. 29 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger became effective, February 28, 2020. States have been apportioned between Region 4 and 8 in the following way: UAW REGION 4 * Current Region 4: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana * Added Into Re  more