Informational Fire Meeting Set for Tonight

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The following is from the Office of Congressman Denny Rehberg:

Montana Congressman Rehberg has now organized an informational meeting to be held Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 pm at the St. Labre School auditorium in Ashland.

 

“Those of us in the livestock business know that the problem isn’t over when the last spark is extinguished,” said Rehberg, a fifth-generation Montanan.  “Early indications are that thousands of cattle have been displaced and are in need of food and water, and as the fires continue, it’s apt to get even worse.  The best defense is a good offense, so we’re going to do everything we can to let folks know what their options are.  We’re all in this together.”

 

Rehberg invited representatives from the Farm Service Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and National Resource Conservation Service. 

Here is the agenda for the meeting:

St. Labre Mission School Auditorium

Ashland, Montana

July 12, 2012

6:00 P.M.

  • 6:00 – 6:05 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

Randy Vogel, State Director, Congressman Denny Rehberg

  • 6:05-6:10 – Introductions

JT Korkow, Regional Director

  • 6:10- 6:30 – Reports and information

Becky McCuen – Powder River Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator

Carol Raymon – Rosebud Co. Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator

  • 6:30 – 6:50 – US Forest Service

Stats on fire and affected areas

Areas with forage available

What to expect for future use and other info

Questions?

  • 6:50 – 7:10 – Bureau of Land Management

Stats on fire

Areas with forage available

Pumpkin Creek Ranch

Questions?

  • 7:10 – 7:30 – Bureau of Indian Affairs

Stats on fire

Report on affected producers and livestock known

Assistance available

Questions?

  • 7:10 – 7:30 – Natural Resource Conservation Service

Available assistance for livestock producers

Questions?

  • 7:30 – 7:50 – Farm Service Agency

Available assistance for livestock producers

Questions?

  • 7:50 – 8:00 – Jackie Muskgrove – President Ashland/Fort Howe Grazing Association

Role in response and recovery of livestock and producers

Administration of donations

  • 8:00 – 8:10 – Eric Moore – Solaris Feeders, LLC
  • 8:10 – 8:20 – Louise Wilson – Rancher Relief Fund and other private donations
  • 8:20 – 8:30 – J.T. Korkow – Closing Remarks and Wrap up.

NILE fund

CM Russell Refuge

 

Source:  The Office of Congressman Denny Rehberg

Posted by Haylie Shipp

 


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