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June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today voted for the 2018 Farm Bill, addressing the critical needs of Montana farmers and ranchers. The bill improves how federal forests are managed and reforms the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, to return able-bodied recipients without young children to the workforce.

June 2, 2018 In The News

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.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) have introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to relieve certain sectors of the trucking industry from the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will completely exempt businesses which operate ten or fewer trucks from the requirements of the ELD mandate. The Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will completely exempt agricultural businesses.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently concluded his Montana Small Business Tour, which coincided with National Small Business Week (April 29 - May 5). Gianforte’s tour included stops in Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Kalispell, and Great Falls to discuss issues important to Montana’s small businesses.

April 27, 2018 Newsletters
Since last year, I’ve been working on the new Farm Bill to make sure Montana’s fingerprints are on it. I’m encouraged with what I’ve seen in the bill so far.
April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte provided the following statement after the House Agriculture Committee released the new Farm Bill:

“I’m really encouraged with what I’m seeing in the new Farm Bill, particularly with Montana’s fingerprints on it. The new Farm Bill provides greater certainty for our ag producers, maintains a strong safety net for our farmers, includes much needed regulatory relief, and improves how we manage our forests.

March 24, 2018 In The News
Congressman Greg Gianforte met with Montana Farm Bureau Federation and local leaders in the agricultural community to discuss tax reform, forest management and current legislation being passed through Congress.
March 23, 2018 Newsletters
It’s National Agriculture Week, and my hat is off to everyone involved with Montana’s agriculture industry. Whether you work on a farm, on a ranch, or in one of the many industries associated with Montana ag, your hard work contributes to our communities. Thank you for all you do, and know that I’ll keep working to promote Montana ag and protect our way of life.
March 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – To kick off National Agriculture Week, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced his Agriculture Advisory Committee. The committee comprises Montana agriculture stakeholders who provide Gianforte with critical input.

In the initial conference call with committee members from throughout the state, Gianforte welcomed and thanked the group, and provided a legislative update, including the latest on the upcoming Farm Bill, trade, tax reform, and other issues.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte welcomed the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that it would delay the implementation of its electronic logging devices (ELD) regulation for agriculture related industries.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will provide a 90-day temporary waiver of the ELD mandate for agriculture related transportation.