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Montana farmers deserve a clean Farm Bill


This fall, when farmers will be busy wrapping up their harvest and planning for next year, the current Farm Bill is set to expire. It would be nice to think that the Farm Bill — and its many ways of supporting family farmers and strengthening rural communities — is too essential to get dragged down by the political bickering and gamesmanship that has engulfed Washington, D.C. Sadly, it’s not, because that’s precisely what has unfolded in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Farm Bill is a big deal, especially for rural Montana. It doesn’t just provide important safety net progr...

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