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Gianforte Statement on the New Farm Bill

April 12, 2018
Press Release

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.

“The Farm Bill also reforms SNAP to require able-bodied adults to work for benefits while also ensuring it helps those who need it most.

“I look forward to discussing the new Farm Bill with my Agriculture Advisory Committee in the coming days.

“And I will continue working with Montana’s farmers, ranchers, ag businesses, and industry leaders to make sure the Farm Bill works for Montana.”

Background:

In March 2018, Gianforte announced his Agriculture Advisory Committee, which comprises Montana agriculture stakeholders who provide him with critical input.

In November 2017, Gianforte shared Montana’s priorities in the next Farm Bill with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway.

In July 2017 and only a few weeks after taking office, Gianforte hosted a roundtable discussion with ag producers in Glasgow, the first of many meetings Gianforte held with Montanans about the Farm Bill.