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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

99-MGC3 on Nov 22, 1999

Resolution: the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:
Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on AFOs
  • WHEREAS, Midwestern governors have undertaken successful partnerships with the agricultural community in their respective states to promote sustainable agriculture, address water quality and public health impacts as the result of farming activities, and promote common-sense stewardship of farmland and natural resources; and
  • WHEREAS, The members of the Midwestern Governorsí Conference support the guiding principles and goals of the Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) released by USDA and EPA, but are concerned that the Strategy is too prescriptive, permit oriented, and emphasizes process over environmental performance; now, therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, That the Midwestern Governorsí Conference supports the implementation of a national AFO strategy which allows states to implement functionally equivalent alternative programs that result in meeting national environmental performance standards, and such alternative state programs should include nutrient management plans, technical and financial assistance, proactive inspections, complaint response and enforcement, and statewide water quality monitoring; and be it further
  • RESOLVED, That State programs, including permit, non-permit, and voluntary compliance programs, must be allowed to operate in lieu of the federal Strategy, so long as these alternative State programs include the above elements and meet national environmental performance standards.


  • Topic: Jobs
  • Headline: State instead of federal rules for animal operations

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Democrats participating in 99-MGC3

Mel Carnahan s1sMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Ben Nelson s1sNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Frank O'Bannon s1sIN Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003) 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Edward Schafer s1sND Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 
Tom Vilsack s1sIA Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 



Republicans participating in 99-MGC3

John Engler s1sMI Former Republican Governor (1991-2002) 
Bill Graves s1sKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Bill Janklow s1sSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
George Ryan s1sIL Former Republican Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Taft s1sOH Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 



Independents participating in 99-MGC3

Tommy Thompson s1sUS Cabinet-2005 
Jesse Ventura s1sMN Former Independent Governor (1999-2002) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2


















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