Sen. Tester Hosts Farm Bill Session

A news release yesterday from Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) indicated that, “[Sen.┬áTester] today kicked off his Barnstormin’ Farm Bill Listening Tour today with an event in Billings.

“Farmers and ranchers from across Montana attended Tester’s listening session that focused primarily on livestock, pulse, and grain production.

“‘Agriculture is still the backbone of Montana’s economy, and it is critical that Montana farmers and ranchers have a say in the next Farm Bill,’ Tester said. ‘We need to construct a Farm Bill that works for folks on the ground and strengthens family production agriculture. I look forward to hosting more listening sessions across the state in the coming weeks.'”

The release added that, “Tester’s listening session today was open to the public and was the first in a series of events he will be hosting across the state in the coming weeks and months. The additional listening sessions will focus on other aspects of the Farm Bill, which include conservation and forest management, food safety initiatives, and specialty crops.

“Tester is the only active farmer in the U.S. Senate, and he and his wife still farm the land his grandparents homesteaded over a century ago.”

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