MGGA President Matt Flikkema said, “Shutting down a major PNW export terminal that directly sources grain from Montana growers is unacceptable.”
Flikkema added, “We would like to thank Congressman Steve Daines and Senators John Walsh and Jon Tester for recognizing the potential impact on Montana producers and for working with us to press USDA on finding solutions to restoring inspection service at the port.”
In a press release this week, Congressman Daines said “Montana farmers should not be stuck in the middle of a dispute taking place in another state. Not only will their ability to sell grain from this year’s harvest be affected, but our reputation among trading partners as a reliable source of high-quality grain could be damaged.”
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