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Rep. Rosendale Celebrates Montana and Ag Week on The House Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) honors hard-working farmers and ranchers throughout America on the House Floor in celebration of Montana and National Ag week.

You can watch his full speech by clicking the picture below: 

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition and celebration of both national and Montana Ag week. Food security is national security and across the treasure state and the country farmers work tirelessly to keep food supply safe and plentiful, so we don't have to rely on foreign nations to sustain our population. Agriculture isn't just an industry in Montana- it's our way of life.

“It contributes an average of $5.2 billion a year to the economy. Producers' hard work, dedication, and resilience playing essential role in feeding our communities, sustaining our economy, and managing our land. While Ag production is a vital industry it doesn't come without its challenges.

“Congress must first secure a strong crop insurance program that gives producers certainty and secondly pass my Land and National Defense Act which would prohibit the Chinese Communist Party from buying farmland in our country. Both initiatives can be included in this year's Farm Bill to show producers, folks here in Washington haven't forgotten about them and have their backs in times of need. Ag producers deserve recognition for the work they do to take care of our great nation. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.”