Today, the Montana Senate will vote on the Soil Health Subcommittee Bill (SB180). We need your help to make sure Montana’s senators vote in favor of soil health and pass SB 180. Please contact your senator today (phone and email guidance below). You can find your elected officials and their contact information by visiting https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-lookup/. […]
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On 2/26/21 the Senate Natural Resources Committee passed the Soil Health Subcommittee Bill (SB 180) 7-5. SB 180 is now moving to the Senate floor and will go up for vote in the next week. We need your help to make sure Montana’s senators vote in favor of soil health and pass SB 180. You […]
Prior to COVID-19, 1 in 10 Montanans, including more than 36,000 children, struggled to afford all the food they need. Food insecurity in Montana is projected to increase by nearly 30% in 2020, with an additional 32,000 Montanans at risk of hunger. Many of these families participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) to […]
The COOL Bill HB 324 was tabled in the House Agriculture Committee last week, but stay tuned because the Senate version of COOL is still live! Check out the bill language for SB 210 on the state legislature’s website here and learn what you can do to get it passed through the Senate Agriculture Committee […]
On 2/17/21 the Senate Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Soil Health Subcommittee Bill SB 180, and now we need your help to make sure senators on the committee vote in favor of soil health: Jeffrey Welborn (SD 36) in Dillon, MT: (406) 949-6070 or (406) 988-0090 Jason Small (SD 21) in Busby, […]
Farm to School is most successful when diverse community members and stakeholders take part in implementation. If you are interested in “Digging Deeper” and learning more about Farm to School, consider attending the Montana Farm to School Summit in August. Learn and share how Montana schools and programs are cultivating success through the core elements […]
On 2/17/21 the Senate Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on the Soil Health Subcommittee Bill S180. The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition is supportive of the bill, which was drafted with the input of many soil health experts, growers, and advocates, and now, we need your help passing the bill out of the […]
Today at 3 pm the Senate Natural Resources Committee will hear SB180. Tune in at this link to watch the hearing and listen to the many reasons why farmers, ranchers, agriculture & conservation organizations, and government agencies across the country support strengthening soil health. It’s not too late to reach out to your representatives and […]
Double SNAP Dollars is a Win-Win for Families, Farmers and the Economy: Farms: Nearly 50% of farms in Montana are small farms less than 180 acres. Double SNAP Dollars helps these farms reach more customers. Double SNAP Dollars operates at 26 sites across 13 Montana counties, directly benefiting Montana farmers. The Economy: SNAP is an […]
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.