Monday, March 17, 2014

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Farmers, Ranchers Cheer Passage of Water Rights Bill

Washington--The House of Representatives on Thursday approved H.R. 3189, the Water Rights Protection Act, on a 238-174 vote. The bill, introduced by Reps. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), reaffirms longstanding federal and state laws and maintains the balance of individual and agency water rights that have existed for over a century and been repeatedly affirmed in statute and court rulings.

Farm Bureau worked hard to help get the bill passed and was successful in urging lawmakers to not support several amendments that would have been detrimental to agriculture.

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