Friday, March 18, 2011

NC Regulatory Reform Public Hearings-Do Farmers Have Issues to Bring Up?

This is information that came through the NC Farm Bureau that I thought might be of interest to farmers.


Regulatory Reform Meetings — The North Carolina General Assembly recently established a regulatory reform committee made up of House and Senate members. The committee's purpose is to look closely at the entire regulatory environment in North Carolina and determine what problems exist and what changes are necessary. The committee plans to conduct public hearings across the state to solicit public comments. Farmers and landowners who have been adversely impacted by current state regulations or who would be adversely impacted by proposed regulations are asked to attend these meetings and express their concerns to committee members.

Farmers Wanted!

We need farmers with stories to speak at these meetings.

Triad – Monday. March 28. Guilford Technical Comm. College – Jamestown Campus, Koury Hospitality Careers Center Auditorium, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown, N.C. Signup to make a two minute statement: 12:30 p.m. Meeting: 1 to 3 p.m.

Eastern N.C. – Monday, April 4. Pitt Community College, Goess Building, Rooms 137-139, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, N.C. Signup to make a two minute statement: 12:30 p.m. Meeting: 1 to 3 p.m.

Western N.C. – Friday, April 15. Blue Ridge Community College, Thomas Auditorium, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, N.C. Signup to make a two minute statement: 12:30 p.m. Meeting: 1 to 3 p.m.

Raleigh – Thursday, April 21. Legislative Building Auditorium (3rd Floor), 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. Signup to make a two minute statement: 12:30 p.m. Meeting: 1 to 3 p.m.

The Joint Committee on Regulatory Reform website is here: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/DocumentSites/browseDocSite.asp?nID=139

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