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Chester farmer testifies on 2012 Farm Bill

Several men with Montana roots, including an active Chester-area farmer, testified in Washington Tuesday during a hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill now being drafted.

U. S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, invited Montana farmers and ranchers to give him input on conservation programs during a hearing on the bill, and witnesses testifying included Chester farmer Carl Mattson of Mattson Farms.

Other witnesses included U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson, a fourth-generation Fort Benton farmer and former Montana...


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