Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:17 PM by Joel Lundstad - MTN News
WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's newest member of Congress is calling on his colleagues to pass a long-term U.S. Farm Bill.
Republican Steve Daines says a new five year deal is needed to provide certainty for family farms and ranches to plan for the future.
Daines says he supports a long-term deal that will also reduce regulatory burdens and promote trade.
Congress passed a nine-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill on January second amid concerns over a huge spike in the price of milk and a lack of funding for food stamps and other government programs.
The Senate passed its own version of the U.S. Farm Bill last year, but the House failed to bring it to a vote.