MFU Supports Drought Legislation
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2004
GREAT FALLS, MT - The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) today thanks Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) for introducing legislation to address the continuing drought situation in Montana.
"Agriculture, of course, is the first sector of the economy to suffer in a drought," said MFU President Brooks Dailey. "But the strangle-hold of drought eventually attacks other industries, particularly main street businesses across the state. Senator Baucus understands the broad and long-term effects of drought, and we support his efforts in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Montana's farmers and ranchers."
The Montana Farmers Union also appreciates the efforts of Congressman Denny Rehberg, working in the House of Representatives on drought measures for Montana.
"The solution lies in Washington, D.C.," said Dailey. "We need short-term measures offering immediate aid, but most of all we need comprehensive disaster legislation that addresses an issue that is impacting Montana and much of the western Great Plains and the Far West as well. We look forward to working with Montana's Congressional delegation and to forging alliances with other drought-affected states so that the needed legislation is passed."