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Tester Visits Food Bank

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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.

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