Missouri Farm Bureau policy focuses on dairy producers, feral hogs
December 11, 2019 By Tom Steever Filed Under: Crops, Dairy, Livestock, Missouri, News
Missouri Farm Bureau delegates set policy aimed at eradicating feral
hogs and helping dairy farmers. State Legislative Affairs Director BJ Tanksley tells
Brownfield policy addresses the Federal Milk Marketing Order system.
“Are there specific solutions there? There are ideas, but [it’s] more about
starting a conversation and making sure that we’re continuing to support the producers
to try to help that industry that we do know has been through some hard times
recently,” Tanksley told Brownfield Ag News following the Missouri Farm Bureau
policy setting session.
There was extensive discussion about the problems feral hogs are causing
especially in the southern third of Missouri. National Legislative Program
Director Spencer Tuma says policy focuses on getting rid of the destructive
“Total eradication, methods of eradication, and also strengthening law
enforcement’s ability to catch and prosecute those who are transporting feral
hogs,” Tuma told Brownfield.
That policy was recommended by a Missouri Farm Bureau task force formed to
study the issue.
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