Court Decision Protects Montana Water Rights
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) applauds the decision coming from the Montana First Judicial District Court ruling in favor of the State of Montana regarding a case surrounding water rights ownership as part of House Bill (HB) 286, a bill passed during the 2019 legislature. In the bill, the legislature established a process to help the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) from violating the Montana and U.S. Constitution and created a statute that required the DNRC to follow due process prior to putting its name on ownership records of water rights.
Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act Introduced
April 15, 2021 - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) today introduced the Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act, legislation to prevent water buffalo products from being deceptively labeled as buffalo, which misleads consumers and negatively impacts the U.S. bison industry.
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