Farm Bill Montana Senators Call Their Chamber's Farm Bill Good News For Agriculture By Jackie Yamanaka • Jun 27, 2018 Jackie Yamanaka/YPR U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines both say their chamber’s version of the Farm Bill is good news for Montana farmers and ranchers and their hopeful a bill will pass the U.S. Senate this week. Proposed Farm Bill Would Increase Work Requirements For SNAP Recipients By Erik Neumann • Jun 22, 2018 The House of Representatives passed its newest version of the farm bill this week. It includes stricter work requirements for people who get food stamps. Farm Bill Gets Second Chance In The Senate By Maggie Mullen • Jun 12, 2018 The House did not pass its version of a farm bill last month, but the Senate may have a better shot this week when they consider the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Tester Hopeful Senate Will Pass Its Farm Bill After The House Failed Over The Issue of Immigration By Jackie Yamanaka • May 22, 2018 JonTester.com U.S. Senator Jon Tester is looking to the Senate to pick up work on the Farm Bill now that the House failed to pass its version. The U.S. House’s bill died last Friday because the GOP majority couldn’t agree on immigration. Newly Minted U.S. Ag Secretary Will Directly Impact Montana By Edward O'Brien • Apr 25, 2017 Listen Listening... / mn-agsec-04-24-17 The U.S Senate Monday confirmed Sonny Perdue as secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture . USDA oversees ag and forest policies directly affecting rural states like Montana.