Montana State Legislature: Protect the Future of Farming in Montana and Vote NO on SB 147
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Montana State Legislature: Protect the Future of Farming in Montana and Vote NO on SB 147

    1. Petition by

      Ag Land Network of Montana

SB 147 will limit a farmer’s ability to comment on subdivisions that could directly impact his or her livelihood. While local governments currently review subdivisions based on several criteria including the subdivision’s impact on agriculture, SB 147 would remove that criteria and replace it with a review of the subdivision’s impact only on adjacent agricultural operations.

That means cutting out the comments of producers who live two doors down but are on the same road or the same ditch, or who drive their cattle past the proposed subdivision - their comments won't count! It also means losing any review of the cumulative impacts of losing farmland and the challenges that presents to ongoing and beginning farmers.

If we want Montana's future to include agriculture, we must protect agriculture's voice in raising the wide array of impacts that subdivisions have on our state's farms and ranches. Please sign this petition to show your support for farmland conservation and your support for keeping the State Legislature out of local conversations about our future!

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    • Joseph Naiman HELENA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      We are losing contact with our agricultural systems as a society. To disallow the growers of what sustains every human being to comment on the uses of nearby lands to their agricultural centers undermines our efforts to support our own lives. Subdivisions provide a great impact on adjacent lands from pesticide and fertilizer use, to water rights issues, and our providers of food should have input on how our housing developments will affect them directly.

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    • Colin Cowart MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      While industrialization is important, I am concerned about becoming too dependent upon it. Additionally it scares me, and side note: I am not someone who is a "conspiracy theorist" or a "government extremeist" but it scares me a bit to give the government more control of something as important as food. Granted the government does have a lot of control currently. Granted I cannot escape having "Industralized food" at some point along the line. Granted the government does have a lot of rules that protect my food sources. But the bottom line is, something makes me a little nervous about this bill.

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    • Brad McMullin MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      I am concerned that without some consideration to the need of maintaining quality agricultural land, we will lose an important section of food production. Producer's interests should be considered to safeguard their ability to maximize farm production and efficiency.

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    • Vickie Yarbrough MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      Farmers provide the world with an essential human need, food! Please support MT farmers!!!

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    • Lou Ann Crowley MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      farmland protection and property rights

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