Farm Bill Farm Bill Gets Second Chance In The Senate By Maggie Mullen • Jun 12, 2018 The House did not pass its version of a farm bill last month, but the Senate may have a better shot this week when they consider the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Tester Hopeful Senate Will Pass Its Farm Bill After The House Failed Over The Issue of Immigration By Jackie Yamanaka • May 22, 2018 JonTester.com U.S. Senator Jon Tester is looking to the Senate to pick up work on the Farm Bill now that the House failed to pass its version. The U.S. House’s bill died last Friday because the GOP majority couldn’t agree on immigration. Newly Minted U.S. Ag Secretary Will Directly Impact Montana By Edward O'Brien • Apr 25, 2017 Listen Listening... / mn-agsec-04-24-17 The U.S Senate Monday confirmed Sonny Perdue as secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture . USDA oversees ag and forest policies directly affecting rural states like Montana.