One of Montana's competitive advantages is our vast agricultural and ranch land. Not only is our heritage tied to the land, but our future will be blessed by it. As the world population continues to grow, and food distribution technologies continue to improve, we are poised to provide world-class food products to a world-wide market. I strongly support the farming and ranching lifestyle and see tremendous opportunity in manufacturing (value-added) agricultural products. I served on the Montana senate Agriculture committee for years and I enjoy promoting and protecting the lifestyles of those who feed the rest of us.