House Agriculture Committee
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he won’t settle for another short-term agriculture spending bill should Congress fail to pass a farm bill by September’s end.
HELENA — Twelve-year-old Riley Sabo of Harrison told a legislative committee Thursday if it was legal to sell raw milk in Montana, he could make money from his Jersey cow and help pay for college — and that the fresh milk shouldn’t be considered a health hazard.
Montana has the ugly distinction of being the only state in the nation where it’s legal to be a spectator at a dogfight. With the support of The Humane Society of the United States, law enforcement officials, other animal welfare groups and constituents, state lawmakers have been working har…
Farmers are demanding Congress pass a new, $900 billion farm bill by the end of the month, but a conservative Montana economist says there’s no rush. Putting the bill on hold might benefit taxpayers, he said.
Warning of financial jeopardy without a new farm bill, Montana agricultural groups are flying to Washington to urge House Republican leaders to act by month’s end, though it may be too late.
Montana right now is facing two kinds of disasters: the drought that is changing our physical landscape, and the unwillingness of congressional leadership in the House to act responsibly and immediately on Farm Bill legislation.
The House adjourned for its five-week August break on Friday without passing a controversial farm bill, revealing a widening split between conservative farmers and Republicans opposed to subsidies.
Montana’s poor will suffer under plans to cut billions in federal food stamp funding, said the state's largest chartable food organization.
Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.
A miracle occurred on the second day of summer in the U.S. Senate chambers.
HELENA — Here is the status of bills before the Legislature to “nullify” or defy federal law, in some fashion.
HELENA — Assisted suicide, medical marijuana and more attempts to block health-care reform are among the items on tap this week at the Montana Legislature.
CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would have allowed sales of homemade foods without government oversight died Tuesday in a legislative committee.
CHEYENNE — For half a century, the United States has banned American tourists and agricultural products from traveling to Cuba.
CHEYENNE — The House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill to allow fewer restrictions on farmers who sell raw milk or homemade food products directly to consumers.