Jon Tester

Montana senator and wheat farmer Jon Tester is firing back after President Trump mocked the role of wheat in trade with Japan. 

Headshot of William Perry Pendley
Bureau of Land Management

When Interior Secretary David Bernhardt assigned William Pendley as acting head of the Bureau of Land Management on July 29, conservation groups ranging from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to the Montana Wildlife Federation joined together to stand against the conservative lawyer.

Chickpeas growing
Washington State Department of Agriculture / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

A Great Falls company that processes lentils, chickpeas and dry peas recently filed for bankruptcy, partly due to high tariffs instituted by the Trump Administration.

Pulse crop prices are half of what they were a few years ago and tradewars have cut off many of the main markets, leaving farmers and processors with few options.

A potrait of Jon Tester
www.tester.senate.gov

Montana’s elected officials are still reacting to a series of racist Tweets President Donald Trump posted last weekend urging a group of Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from.

Senator Steve Daines
Joel Kowsky / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


A group of rabbis in Montana sent an open letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines this week following his recent Tweet in support of Pres. Donald Trump.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester echoed a call by many democrats for Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s resignation Wednesday during a Facebook Live town hall. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Montana will get nearly $48 million in grants for airports. It’s part of $477 million in airport improvement grants nationwide.

A town hall event with Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester brought around 100 people to the Helena College Student Center Tuesday morning.

Tester was praised for his work on public lands and stance on funding public education, but received some push back on issues surrounding the southern border.

The crowd was overall favorable to the state’s senior Senator as microphones were passed between rows of plastic seats for an hour of questions.

Little Shell Chippewa Tribal Shield
Little Shell Tribe / http://www.montanalittleshelltribe.org/


Montana’s Little Shell Tribe is closer than it’s ever been to becoming recognized by the federal government following a vote in the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Grant Bulltail sits at the bottom of Buffalo Jump located in the Rosebud Battlefeild State Park, Mt.
Gary Wortman / EveryMan Productions LLC

A Crow storyteller just won a national award for his craft. Grant Bulltail is one of nine recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship for folk and traditional arts. It's an annual prize awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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