Great Falls Tribune: Lawmakers seek to offer vets farming opportunities

Nearly half of those serving in the military come from rural communities and offering veterans more farming opportunities makes sense, according to Montana’s senators.

Last week, Democratic Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester introduced legislation to use farming as a tool to increase veteran employment and plan to attach the provisions to the farm bill, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. Baucus is a senior member of that committee.