Home » Lincoln County »State of Idaho »State of Montana »State of Wyoming »Sublette County »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and counties occupied by federal lands. He says it’s money that Washington owes communities.  He points out that it is a vital part of the communities’ functions in providing services; and it’s payment to those communities because the land, owned by the government and controlled by the government, isn’t in private hands so there are no taxes being paid on it by private owners.  It was placed in the farm bill when it had not been included in the general spending bill. Barrasso says, “It seems irresponsible in Washington to not make their payment in lieu of taxes.” Barraso says the bill also provides for the reauthorization of livestock disaster assistance, brucellosis research, consolidation of conservation programs, and a strong forestry title that incorporates his Good Neighbor Forestry Act.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

  • Special Weather Statement issued July 11 at 4:42PM MDT by NWS - July 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM
    SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT AREAS FROM THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK TO NEAR MORAN AND SIGNAL MOUNTAIN IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. RAINFALL OF ONE-QUARTER TO ONE-HALF INCH COULD FALL WITHIN 30 MINUTES WITH THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS...WHICH WERE MOVIN [...]

Wyoming News

  • Lummis Defends Wyoming Uranium Jobs - July 11, 2014
    Last night U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis secured language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill to strengthen the Department of Energy’s legal obligation to consider the health of the United States’ uranium mining industry as it seeks to dispose of excess uranium. Under the Lummis language, a ten percent drop in the price of uranium […]
  • Take some time to relax this summer - July 11, 2014
    Everyone’s busy these days. It seems like all of us are being asked to do twice as much at our jobs as we used to do, but we still have the same amount of time to do it all. And even our time off is hectic, because we’ve got to cram in all the stuff […]
  • Absentee Voting for Primary Election has Begun - July 10, 2014
    Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election begins on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary. “Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee voting.  This means that any registered voter can call their county clerk and request that […]
  • Summer is tubing season - July 10, 2014
    If you’re really adventurous, you might add some spice to a tubing trip. My friends Blair and Val introduced me to the fine art of river tubing when I was in high school, and looking back, it’s a wonder I lived long enough to graduate. The Wind River winds behind my parents’ house in Riverton, […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin