Montana Farmers Union Appreciates Lawmakers Ler and Bogner for Action on Meat Inspection Bill
May 5, 2021
Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, which will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom butchers.
The two bills, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Ler and Sen. Ken Bogner, proposed significant changes to state and custom exempt meat inspection for sale of meats. The USDA threatened to refuse funding for meat inspection if these bills passed in their original form. Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer appealed to Senator Bogner to include an...