Friday, March 20, 2009

Thanks, Congressman!

I received a bit of good news in my inbox during lunch concerning my district's US Rep., Congressman Robert Aderholt, and his decision to co-sponsor an amendment to protect farms from the so-called "cow tax". Here are a few snipits from the article found on Alfa Farmers News:

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) announced Thursday that he has co-sponsored an amendment that would prevent the regulation or taxation of farming gas emissions.

As of now, greenhouse gases and farm emissions are not subject to Environmental Protection Agency regulation through the Clean Air Act. However, the Greenhouse Gas Amendment co-sponsored by Aderholt would put into law that greenhouse gases not become subject to the Clean Air Act at any time in the future.

“Agriculture is a vitally important component of Alabama’s economy, and this Greenhouse Gas Amendment would provide the necessary protection against unnecessary regulation for our farmers,” said Aderholt, who represents Alabama's 4th Congressional District. “I have fought against unrealistic farming constraints for years, and I will continue to do my best to represent the hard-working citizens who labor in the farming industry.”

The amendment would protect farmers against taxation of fertilizer emissions and the so-called “cow tax”.

I'd like to wish Congressman Aderholt and his staff a very happy Ag Day, 'cause he sure made mine a little happier.

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