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By Roy Loewenstein
Press Secretary of Sen. Tester 

Tester Announces Drought Assistance for Montana Farmers and Ranchers

Producers will begin receiving financial and technical assistance; Emergency haying and grazing on CRP acres may be authorized, following Senator’s push


Amid a historic drought gripping Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that impacted Montana farmers and ranchers will begin receiving financial and technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA also announced that, following a Tester push, emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres may be authorized to provide additional relief to producers.

“Montana is experiencing one of the worst droughts in my lifetime—Sharla and I see it on our farm and I’ve heard from family farmers and ranchers across the state who have b...

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