SB 131, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2016, passed the N.C. Senate in a 38-11 vote Wednesday. As reported previously, the bill deals with a number of consensus reform issues that did not pass by the end of 2016. The bill includes a provision to establish the NC Sentinel Landscapes Committee and would repeal a 2001 law that required establishment of a nutrient management plan for pastures.
We’d like to thank the hundreds of farmers who traveled to Raleigh Wednesday to be a part of N.C. Agriculture Awareness Day at the General Assembly! Farmers from across North Carolina spent the day visiting their elected officials to share the concerns of their industry and rural communities, and attending a rally in support of the state’s top industry. Please check out this video recap of the event! Ag Day – NCFB YouTube