Tester Visits Food Bank - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Tester Visits Food Bank

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

Democratic Senator Jon Tester visited the Billings Food Bank on Saturday to discuss how the farm bill will affect Montanans.

Senator Tester said he wanted to see how reducing $9-billion from nutrition assistance would affect food banks in Montana. The nearly 5-year plan is held up between Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Representative Collin Peterson, over a program that would cut milk production if prices drop to a certain level. Senator Tester said the delay affects all Montanans. "It impacts folks from both sides of the title. We've got to make sure as we work through it in Congress it's lean and mean and fits the needs of the folks who live here in Montana, whether you're talking about folks in production agriculture, or you're talking about folks who need nutrition assistance," Senator Tester said.

Senator Tester said he hopes Congress will have the farm bill passed by the end of January.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:38:44 GMT
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
  • Organ Donations

    Organ Donations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:28:47 GMT
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
  • S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:21:44 GMT
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.