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Daines: Half measures unacceptable for farm bill

Daines: Half measures unacceptable for farm bill

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.

August 04, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs:

March 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Hearing on unpasteurized milk draws crowd

Hearing on unpasteurized milk draws crowd

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.

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Guest opinion: Revive HB279 to discourage animal fighting

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…

February 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Farm bill can wait, economist says

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.

September 19, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…

Farmers demand farm bill by September's end

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.

September 02, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: House leadership stalls urgently needed Farm Bill

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.

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Red state farmers, conservatives clash over farm bill

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.

August 04, 2012 8:30 pmLoading…

Montana's poor will suffer with food stamp cuts

Montana’s poor will suffer under plans to cut billions in federal food stamp funding, said the state's largest chartable food organization.

July 13, 2012 9:03 pmLoading…

Farm bill skeptics turn to House

Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Senate Farm Bill success cultivates hope

A miracle occurred on the second day of summer in the U.S. Senate chambers.

June 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Updated list of nullification bills before Legislature

HELENA — Here is the status of bills before the Legislature to “nullify” or defy federal law, in some fashion.

February 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…

Assisted suicide, marijuana, health care on tap this week at Legislature

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.

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‘Food freedom' bill dies in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would have allowed sales of homemade foods without government oversight died Tuesday in a legislative committee.

January 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming delegation supports lift on Cuba ban

CHEYENNE — For half a century, the United States has banned American tourists and agricultural products from traveling to Cuba.

July 11, 2010 11:55 pmLoading…

Bill to relax cottage food rules approved

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.

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