WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressmen Matt Rosendale (MT-02) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) introduced the USA Beef Act to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to ensure that beef labeled “Product of the U.S.A.” is exclusively born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States.
“American ranchers deserve a fair shake. Allowing multinational companies to utilize the ‘Product of the U.S.A.’… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) joined his Republican colleagues on a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael L. Connor to denounce the new "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule.
"Biden's WOTUS rule presents new regulatory challenges for farmers… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Rosendale is proud to see the State of Montana, under Governor Greg Gianforte’s leadership, protect Montana ranchers. On October 27th, the State of Montana notified American Prairie that they are not currently authorized to graze bison on two state allotments. American Prairie will be required by November 17th, to detail how they will prevent bison grazing in these areas. The Governor’s decision to protect ranching and reject the Biden Administration’s radical environmentalist agenda is welcome news for Montanans. This decision from the Governor’s office comes on the heels of a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision to deny petitions of stay filed on behalf of Montana stakeholders, including the Governor’s office and the Montana Attorney General. Last week, Congressman Rosendale sent a letter to BLM and OHA demanding that they reverse their decision denying the petitions of stay. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale sent a letter demanding that the Montana Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reverse their position on livestock grazing on land allotments in Montana. The decision ignores 90 years of best range management practices and current federal law.
The letter was sent to Judge Veronica Larvie, Administrative Judge for the Department of Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and Tracy Stone Manning, Director of the Bureau of Land Management. At the helm at BLM, Ms. Manning has repeatedly succumbed to extremist environmental groups and ignored livestock grazing laws as outlined in the Taylor Grazing Act. Judge Larvie’s decision to deny the petition of stay is an unfortunate rejection of the legitimate interests of Montana ranchers. Allowing bison to graze on allotments that should be leased for cattle grazing is a blow to Montana’s ranching industry and threatens the longstanding relationship between ranchers and public lands management. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Matt Rosendale signed onto a letter, penned by Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN), which was sent to President Biden, with concerns over the record-high fertilizer prices that are impacting Montana’s farmers this spring planting season. Affordable and reliable fertilizer is crucial to our agricultural community, and price increases will have a harmful… Read more »
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Representative Rosendale along with Representative Khanna (D-CA) introduced the USA Beef Act to support American ranchers. This legislation is a companion bill to Senator Rounds’ (R-SD) legislation introduced today in the Senate.
This bipartisan bill would amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to ensure that any beef labeled a “Product of U.S.A.” is in-fact a… Read more »