Grow Montana’s 2005 Legislative Session Priorities

Mobile Meat Processing (HB 484)

Grow Montana led the winning legislative campaign to authorize the Montana Department of Livestock to inspect mobile meat slaughter units. By harvesting animals on-farm in an inspected mobile unit, farmers and ranchers can sell meat at any Montana retail, restaurant, or direct market.

Montana Food for Institutions (HB 521)

Grow Montana initiated a bill to make it easier for Montana’s public institutions to purchase Montana-produced food. Though the bill ultimately died in the House Appropriations Committee, several other winning committee and floor votes showed broad support for helping Montana’s food producers enter Montana’s public food service markets.