Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus and his office helped to secure Montana priorities in the Farm Bill that passed out of
the Senate Agriculture Committee on a vote of 16-5 Thursday afternoon.  At
Baucus’ insistence, the bill makes the Livestock Disaster Program Baucus created
in 2008 permanent, and it includes changes to ensure safety net programs work
for Montana producers. 

The final bill responsibly cuts between $23 and $25
billion from the deficit, while also creating a strong new safety net program
that maintains the support Montana producers need. Audio from the conference meeting is attached below.