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The importance of agriculture to Montana citizens and the state's economy can’t be emphasized enough. Agriculture is Montana’s economic underpinning as the largest basic sector of Montana’s economy. MACo is committed to supporting legislation and policy that will positively influence the economic preservation of family-owned and operated farms and ranches.
MACo is committed to assisting counties in the worldwide transition to a global economy by adapting to the changes in technology, infrastructure, workforce development, marketing, and business development.
MACo seeks a comprehensive and integrated approach to an energy policy that balances increased domestic oil and gas and coal production on public and privately owned lands.
MACo supports the progressive broad definition of health, education and human services with emphasis on interdependency of programs. Governments are the primary providers of basic human services, and public health to protect and enhance the lives of citizens.
MACo recognizes the need for coordination of information technology application among counties and implementation of current electronic modes of communication. County government must address customer demands for accessible information, internet communication, and efficient government business transactions.
MACo recognizes the current problems encountered by counties in the area of criminal justice and public safety. MACo encourages positive actions to promote and protect the public interest.