One of Grow Montana’s 2021 policy priorities is state soil health. Grow Montana is sponsoring the Soil Health Subcommittee Bill (LC1256) which will appoint a state-coordinated soil health task force to explore how the state can support farming and ranching methods that improve the health and longevity of our soils. Healthy soils provide benefits for all Montanans and it’s crucial to the resiliene of the state’s food systems. Check out this fact sheet [LINK] to learn more about what the bill would do.
Since 2005, Grow Montana has advocated for changes in state policies that would strengthen Montana’s food and agriculture economies. The coalition has since led projects on food systems research, producing education materials, and stewarded policy change to support Montana’s food producers.