Contact your Congressmen during August Recess


The August Recess/State Work Period runs through September 7.

The following is a press release from the Montana Farm Bureau:

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers, ranchers and anyone concerned about rural issues to contact their U.S. Congressmen during the August Recess/State Work Period which runs through September 7. The 113th Congress, second session, convenes Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C.

“This is a great time to drop by the offices of our Congressmen and let them know what’s on your mind,” noted MFBF Executive Vice President John Youngberg. “There are plenty of national issues of concern to farmers and ranchers, including the threat of listing sage grouse as an Endangered Species, regulatory overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, and implementation of the farm bill.”

Generally during August and early September, Congressmen are back in the state, holding town meetings and attending community events. 

“Go to an event or stop by their offices, say hello and let them know what’s on your mind,” says Youngberg. “We are especially fortunate in Montana to be able to sit down one-on-one with our Congressmen and share ideas.  Take this time to make a connection.”

Senators Tester and Walsh, as well as Congressman Daines, have websites containing contact information including office locations around the state, phone numbers and email.  

Senators Tester’s website is  His schedule is posted on his website. Sen. Tester’s agricultural liaison in Maia Aageson,, 406-586-9579.  Tester can be reached by email at  and to find office locations, visit

Senator Walsh may be reached at Senator Walsh’s agricultural liaison is Jesse Anderson, Jesse_anderson

Representative Daines’ website is Find out his schedule by contacting Morgan Darlington,, 406-502-1435. Daines’ agricultural liaison is Rachel Abeh,, 406-926-2122.  Rep. Daines can be reached by email at and to find office locations and contact information, visit


Source: Montana Farm Bureau

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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