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Hunter and Farmer Protection Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to prohibit baiting exemptions on certain land.


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Date
03/01/2017Introduced in Senate

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Date
03/01/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 03/01/2017
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]* 03/01/2017
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]* 03/01/2017
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 06/07/2018

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Senate Environment and Public Works03/01/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/2017)

Hunter and Farmer Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to revise standards for determining what constitutes baiting for purposes of the prohibition on taking migratory game birds.

A baited area, in the case of waterfowl, cranes, and coots, includes a standing, unharvested crop that has been manipulated through activities such as mowing, discing, or rolling, unless the activities are normal agricultural practices. An area is not considered to be a baited area if it: (1) has been treated with a normal agricultural practice, (2) has standing crops that have not been manipulated, or (3) has standing crops that have been or are flooded.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) must submit to the Department of the Interior a report on changes to normal agricultural practices across the range of crops grown by agricultural producers in each region of the United States in which USDA harvest practice recommendations are provided to agricultural producers.