Senator Mike Lang, SD 17, Malta, received the Outstanding Friend of Farm Bureau Award during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 7-9 in Great Falls. Senator Lang, who served as chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, gained one of the highest scores from the Montana Farm Bureau in the organization’s history.

“Senator Lang is certainly an example of a great legislator. He is a small town business owner and longtime rural Montanan,” said MFBF President Hans McPherson. “He fully understands the needs and concerns of our rural lifestyle. and always considers the best interests of agriculture and Montana’s farm and ranch families. We value his thoughtfulness, insight and dependability. We are honored to work with him.”

Sen. Lang was a pivotal member as the chair of Senate Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation committee, in addition to his service on other important committees that impact agriculture. Sen. Lang sponsored many bills this session that MFBF policy supported.