Advocacy Topics of concern

A gentleman approached me at a recent trade show and presented me with the information below that can affect any of us in the sale of real estate.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have filed water right claims on much of Western Montana. This happened in 2015. The map below shows in green the areas the water rights were filed.  Read the complete article.

The concern now is the Eastern Montana tribes will file water rights on Eastern Montana.  If you are a real estate auctioneer or land owner this is something to pay attention to. Read the following article with water right issues on ranch land sold in Western Montana in 2016 concerning this issue.

Wayfair Vs. South Dakota: I have also attached the latest information from the National Auctioneers Association on the Wayfair Vs. South Dakota issue. States are now enforcing sales tax collection on items sell and ship to a sales tax state. Complete information can be found at

Electronic Log issue

Lastly is the issue of electronic logs for trucking affecting the livestock marketing industry.  Here is a youtube link to view from the Livestock Marketing Association.


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