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Jon Tester's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Jon Tester
Office: U.S. Senate (MT) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sharla; 2 Children: Christine, Shon
Birth Date: 08/21/1956
Birth Place: Havre, MT
Home City: Big Sandy, MT
Date Title
April 2, 2014 Sidney Herald: Senators Continues Talks with FBI Officials
March 3, 2014 Tester Submits Comments to USDA on Agriculture Coexistence
Feb. 13, 2014 Tester Meets with Montana Lentil and Pea Growers
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture - Calls On Obama Administration To Implement Livestock Disaster Programs Immediately
Feb. 4, 2014 Tester Hails Farm Bill Passage
Jan. 29, 2014 Tester Meets with Montana Grain Growers, Discusses Work to Protect Small Farms
Jan. 24, 2014 Tester to USDA: Keep Fresh-Cut Brazilian Beef off U.S. Shores
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Fighting for Ranchers in the United States Senate
Dec. 19, 2013 Tester Applauds Planned FDA Rule Changes
Dec. 5, 2013 Great Falls Tribune - Ag Leaders, Lawmakers Optimistic
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Don't Choose Big Meatpackers over Small Producers
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to the Farm Bill Conference Committee - Pea, Lentil, Bean Focus in New Farm Bill
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Oct. 20, 2013 Billings Gazette - Tester Gets Kudos for Eliminating 'Monsanto Protection Act'
Oct. 18, 2013 ABC FOX Montana - Sen. Tester Removes Monsanto Protection Act
Oct. 17, 2013 Tester Rids Nation of 'Monsanto Protection Act'
Sept. 12, 2013 Tester Meets With Members of Montana Pork Producers Council
Sept. 11, 2013 Tester Talks Ag Issues With Montana Farmers Union
Aug. 21, 2013 Tester, Baucus Applauds Disaster Assistance for Gallatin County
Aug. 19, 2013 Letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture - Hailstorm Farm Assistance
July 26, 2013 Tester Meets With Montana FFA Leaders
July 18, 2013 Tester Derides Disease Research Lab as 'Boondoogle'
June 20, 2013 Tester on House Farm Bill Vote: Time is Running Out
June 10, 2013 Tester Statement on Bipartisan Farm Bill
May 13, 2013 Baucus, Tester Secure Provision to Boost Veteran Employment in Farm Bill
May 7, 2013 Johanns Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Ag Producers, Small Businesses Manage Their Risk
March 13, 2013 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
March 12, 2013 Johnson, Tester and Enzi Applaud USDA on Country of Origin Labeling
Feb. 28, 2013 Tester, Baucus Demand Fair Shake for Montana Wheat Growers
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
Dec. 7, 2012 Tester Hails New School Lunch Flexibility
Oct. 1, 2012 Helena Independent Record - Senate Works Together to Pass a Farm Bill; Montanans Need Political Leadership, Not Games
Sept. 24, 2012 Tester, Johnson Push USDA to Maintain Strong Meat Origin Labeling Rules
Sept. 13, 2012 Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 29, 2012 Tester, Baucus Announce Six New Disaster Declarations for Montana Counties, Extended Emergency Haying, Grazing
Aug. 29, 2012 Baucus, Tester Announce Six New Disaster Declarations for Montana Counties, Extended Emergency Haying, Grazing
Aug. 22, 2012 Billings Gazette - House Stalling Senate's Bipartisan Farm Bill
Aug. 14, 2012 Tester Announces New Weather Radar for Western Montana
Aug. 2, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
Aug. 2, 2012 Tester, Baucus Announce More CRP Land to be Opened for Haying and Grazing
Aug. 1, 2012 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
July 27, 2012 Tester Protects Montana Farmers and Ranchers from Estate Tax
July 12, 2012 Baucus, Conrad, Tester, Johnson (SD) Act to Protect Ranchers, Farmers From Lapse in Disaster Assistance
July 11, 2012 Tester Successful in Blocking Child Farm Labor Rule Changes
July 9, 2012 Tester, Baucus to USDA: Support Montana Ag Producers During Drought
July 5, 2012 Baucus, Tester Announce Emergency Use of CRP Land for Powder River, Rosebud Counties
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