June 19, 2012
Contact:  Sandy Courtnage  

MFU Monitors Farm Bill Debate 

GREAT FALLS, MT (June 19, 2012) – Today the U.S. Senate resumes its work on the 2012 Farm Bill.  As the body prepares to debate the more than 70 amendments before it, Montana Farmers Union (MFU) will be monitoring progress and weighing in on issues important to its membership. 

“It is difficult for an individual to keep track of the many amendments and procedural tactics that Congress may implement that may have a direct impact on them and their livelihood,” said MFU President Alan Merrill.  “That is why MFU works closely with the National Farmers Union staff, who are on site and receive up-to-the-minute progress reports.” 

“We expect amendments to be offered dealing with everything from conservation to livestock, to nutrition and energy issues,” Merrill said. 

“I urge any MFU member with questions or concerns to contact me, and I will do my best to get the necessary answers to your Farm Bill concerns,” Merrill said.