LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate)- U.S. Senator Jon Tester brought Montana priorities to the nominees of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today. Tester, Montana's only member of the Commerce Committee, pushed the four FTC nominees to answer questions about consolidation in agriculture and rampant telemarketing calls in Montana.
Tester, a farmer from Big Sandy, spoke about how large multinational corporations are unfairly raising costs for family farms across rural America and Montana.
"My school had 40 kids in my graduating class, now the whole school has 40 kids in it and we've seen that kind of depopulation across rural America," Tester said. "If family farm agriculture goes away this country changes and not for the better."
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