Farm bill praised by Montana delegation

Montana’s congressional delegation offered comment Thursday about the farm bill signed by President Donald J. Trump.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who said he was Montana’s lone voice on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, said he ensured Montana agriculture priorities and forest management reforms were included in the bill.

“I’m pleased President Trump signed this critical bill into law today – which will give certainty to Montana farmers and ranchers, and help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire,” he said.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he met with farmers and ranchers across the state. He said he worked hard to make sure this Farm Bill gives Montana producers the certainty they need to keep their operations successful.

“The new Farm Bill protects crop insurance, preserves conservation initiatives, and invests in rural communities,” he said. “At a time when there is so much uncertainty in agriculture, this bill will strengthen producers.”

GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte said “This Farm Bill gives our farmers and ranchers a strong safety net that protects them against the impact of natural disasters and unpredictable, unfair trade practices of other countries.”