National Farmers Union sent a letter today commending Sens. Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Roberts, R-Kan., and Reps. Neugebauer, R-Texas, and Peterson, D-Minn., for their bicameral legislation that would increase the allowable exemption for transporting fuel to 1,000 gallons.
“National Farmers Union delegates recently adopted policy during the organization’s annual convention in Springfield, Mass., that supports raising the current full HAZMAT protocol requirements threshold for portable fuel to 1,000 gallons,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “This is a perfect example of NFU’s grassroots membership engagement levels on today’s issues.”
Current law requires agriculture producers to obtain a permit for transporting diesel fuel in excess of 119 gallons.
“This law is overly burdensome to our producers, and only increases costs and red tape,” Johnson said. “NFU supports common sense environmental and agriculture policy that balances environmental stewardship without placing extra costs on producers.”