"All the topics are pertinent to any farmer and rancher," said Chairman Sara Erb, of Blackfoot.
Topics like mandatory minimum negotiated trade—Scott Bennet of the AFBF presented a case for aggressive investigation of any market-distorting activities. And the minimum wage issue.
"Minimum wage could affect anyone in our position. There is no way we can pay $13-dollars an hour. Not that they are not worth it, of course, our laborers are very worth it, we just can't," said Chairman Erb.
The new State Vet told ranchers on the committee about the mandatory new RF-Id tags. "Yes, the RF-ID tags! We are always worried about extra costs and I think it's a good thing, it's just going to take some time.