As the U.S. Senate’s only working farmer, Jon knows that agriculture is the backbone of Montana’s economy.
Jon farms the same land in northcentral Montana that his grandparents homesteaded over a century ago, and he understands firsthand the challenges facing family farmers and ranchers.
As a member of the Senate’s Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Jon knows Montana producers need a Farm Bill that strengthens safety nets and allows family farms and ranches to survive periods of low commodity prices. The Farm Bill needs to be a tool that farmers and ranchers can use to increase competition in the marketplace, invest in new research, and increase access to ports along the northern border.
Jon is also fighting to expand access to markets so farmers can sell their products in countries like China and Cuba while maintaining and expanding market access in Mexico and Canada. Jon is committed to working with the Administration on trade agreements that meet the needs of producers while keeping jobs here in Montana.
Jon is also fighting to cut taxes for Montana’s farmers and ranchers, ensuring that they can keep their equipment up to date.
Above all, Jon is fighting to ensure Montana producers have access to the resources they need to grow their bottom lines, strengthen their communities, and pass down their operations to the next generation—just like Jon hopes to pass his farm down to his grandkids.
August 14, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement on President Trump's comments on U.S. wheat exports to Japan:
July 31, 2019| View More
Trump administration plans to cut back eligibility for food stamps, a move expected the trim 3 million people from the program, are getting mixed reviews from Montana’s congressional delegation.
July 17, 2019| View More
Grand funding will help upgrade the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District Main Canal
June 26, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester expressed his disappointment today after the Trump Administration announced its opposition to his bipartisan St. Mary's Reinvestment Act, which would boost critical investments in the Milk River Infrastructure Project that thousands of Montana farmers rely on for access to reliable irrigation water.
May 24, 2019| View More
As Montana farmers and ranchers fight off negative impacts from President Trump's trade war, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is taking a major step forward to protect competition in the agriculture marketplace.