The mission of the Maryland Cattlemen's Association is to foster profitability, sustainability and stewardship across the Maryland beef industry through producer education, beef promotion and political action.
Would you like a free copy of the new BQA national Manual and/or a copy of the New BQA Field Guide?
Send us an email with your address and we will send one or both out to you. (Shipping is $5.00)
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. BOX 192, BUCKEYSTOWN, MD 21717
THIS IS FOR BOTH MCA AND THE BEEF CHECK OFF MAILINGS.
HB 317: Maryland Green Purchasing Committee - Food and Beverage Procurement - Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Delegate Gilchrist
This bill requires the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a methodology for State agencies to estimate greenhouse gas emissions of food and beverages procured. They will need to establish a baseline measurement by January 1, 2023 and develop strategies and policy recommendations while establishing a goal to reduce food generated greenhouse gas emissions in State units by 25% by fiscal year 2031. As was said during last year’s bill hearing, there is no direction in this bill on how food products will be measured and what impacts this will have on Maryland farmers, especially livestock and poultry producers. Without guidelines in the bill to ensure Maryland farmers are not excluded from the procurement process due to national or international baseline GHG emissions, this bill could/would put Maryland farmers out of business.
YOUR MCA ONCE AGAIN HELPS DEFEAT HB 317.
NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT MR. GILCHRIST OUT OF A JOB!