NEW TV AD: Jon Tester Beats Back Bureaucratic Red Tape; Stands Up for Ranchers and Small Business Owners

Billings—Today, the campaign for Big Sandy farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester launched a new 30-second statewide television ad to highlight how Jon fought to beat back bureaucratic red tape and regulation that threatened the longstanding beneficial relationship between Montana breweries and ranchers.

The ad features brewery owners Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann from Red Lodge whose operation was affected by a pointless government regulation that would have prevented them from giving their spent grain to local ranchers for livestock feed. When Jon found out about it, he “let ‘em have it”—and ended the rule so breweries and ranchers could get back to business.

WATCH: “Spent Grain”

“Montana ranchers and small business owners know Jon Tester is always fighting for them,” said Christie Roberts, campaign manager for Montanans for Tester. “Jon knows what it’s like to make a living as a small family business, and he knows it’s hard enough without government getting in the way. Jon will always fight back when out-of-touch politicians threaten our Montana way of life.”

Jon Tester is the only working farmer in the Senate, and relentlessly advocates for Montana farmers and ranchers in the Senate.

Tester has successfully fought back against attempts to close Farm Service Agencies, eliminate rural development leadership, and cut funds for critical agriculture research facilities. Recently, Tester fought for a Farm Bill that works for Montana farmers and ranchers, including critical provisions that protect crop insurance and invest in rural communities.

Tester has also fought to cut down on burdensome regulations for farmers and ranchers, and has protected them from unfair international trade policies. For backup on the ad, click here.