Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Senator Pushes Organic Farming

Montana Senator Jon Tester is trying to use his Montana farming expertise to get more Americans to switch to organic farming. On Wednesday the Big Sandy farmer outlined his newest legislation which provides assistance to producers who want to start farming *without* any fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

Sen. Tester says making the transition to organic farming ultimately saves producers time and money.

"Organic agriculture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture today, and if we want to increase prices at the farm gate, this is one of the ways to do it. And it will help Montana producers meet the needs of the organic sector for those who chose to use it."

read more (Montana's News Station)