MFU President Walter Schweitzer Issues Statement on Senator Tester’s Work on the Appropriations Package:

“We would like to thank Senator Tester for securing several Montana provisions in the appropriations package that will benefit Montana agriculture immensely .In particular we are pleased to see expansion of the WHIP program, support for hemp growers to transport hemp across state lines and support for implementation of the federal hemp program, the ELD exemption for livestock haulers and the $5 million for Rural Emergency Medical Services. Funding for these programs is critical to support family farms and rural communities in Montana.”