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.
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.
May 1, 2019| View More
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today introduced a bill that will ease burdensome regulations on livestock haulers.
April 18, 2019| View More
(Big Sandy, Mont.) - Following Brazil's request to lift the ban on beef imports to the United States, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill that would create a working group to assess if Brazilian beef and poultry are safe to eat.