Senate panel approves more than $7 million to boost Montana agriculture
“Agriculture is the lifeblood of
“This funding is an important first step toward boosting
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the following
BOZEMAN: $1,870,000 to help build ’s new Animal Bioscience Facility. Montana State University
- BOZEMAN: $547,000 for MSU’s Barley for Rural Development project, which researches better methods of growing barley for malt, livestock feed, cellulosic ethanol and food.
BOZEMAN: $200,000 for MSU’s Sustainable Beef Supply project, which helps ranchers raise and market their beef and cattle. Montana BUTTE: $2,774,000 for the for Appropriate Technology’s ATTRA service, which provides free technical information about sustainable agriculture to farmers and ranchers National Center
- STATEWIDE: $986,000 for the Tri-State Predator Control program to help manage and control wild animals that threaten
- STATEWIDE: $692,000 for the Greater
YellowstoneInteragency Brucellosis Committee.
The Appropriations Committee also set aside funding for the following national projects that will impact
· $1 million for combat wheat stem rust, a disease caused by fungus that harms wheat crops.
· $9,584,000 to fight brucellosis nationwide
· $983,000 for the Joe Skeen Institute for Rangeland Management, a partnership between Montana State University, Texas A&M University, and New Mexico State University.
Baucus’ and Tester’s funding requests for