Senate Agriculture Committee
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus expects there will be a farm bill passed this year that will support Montana’s heavily agriculture-dependent economy.
Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.
The farm bill, one of the most crucial pieces of federal legislation to Montana’s economy, will be marked up in Senate and House Agriculture committees beginning Tuesday.
HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.
A miracle occurred on the second day of summer in the U.S. Senate chambers.
It was springtime, and the rocky sod Justin Downs sought to bust turned to shale just beneath the surface. His backhoe bucked across the rocky slab. The Molt farmer made some adjustments and the blade trundled on.
When House budget hawks called for deep cuts to federal farm subsidies recently, most people in Montana saw it as a ruinous assault on the state's largest industry.
Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.
The collapse of MF Global, a trading company that made bad bets on European debt with customer money, has crippled American farms, including some in Montana, according to U.S. lawmakers.
HELENA — A massive crowd showed up at the Capitol on Tuesday to oppose a bill that they say would erode stream access for sportsmen by clarifying the state's ban on recreational access on irrigation ditches.
A six-year battle over how farmers are investigated for illegally growing patented crops might be ending.
HELENA - The oft-ridiculed bill to create a state pancake is no more, as a Senate committee voted late Thursday to kill it.