More on Agriculture
Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to William Beam, deputy administrator of Farm Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to urge the agency to include coverage under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for producers who suffered substantial losses this past winter.
A Congressional hearing was recently held to examine challenges faced by ranchers seeking to graze livestock on federal land and to identify opportunities for more productive range management practices.
During the hearing, cattle and sheep producers warned Congress that environmental laws are increasingly being misused by fringe activist groups and pose a growing threat to grazing on federal lands.
As part of a tour to hear the concerns of eastern Montanans, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., spent time in Sidney on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
While visiting with area residents, Gianforte remarked that during his time in Washington, D.C., he has found that a lot of bureaucrats don’t understand the rural way of life.
“This is the checks and balances part that our forefathers envisioned,” the Republican said of visiting with constituents.