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MFBF Comments on the Clean Water Act

The Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA are attempting to remove the term “navigable” from the Clean Water Act. This would make all water, including stock ponds and irrigation ditches “waters of the United States” and under jurisdiction of the CWA. The last several sessions of Congress has had similar attempts that have not […]

MFBF welcomes passage of NPDES permitting bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is pleased that the Senate Agriculture Committee has passed H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, in a strong bipartisan vote. The measure clarifies that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits are not required when applying pesticides according to Environmental Protection […]

MFBF comments on GAO horse study

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Senator Max Baucus for his successful efforts to get a report published from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) on their in-depth study of the emotionally charged unwanted horse and horse processing issue. One of the recommendations that came out from the GAO is for Congress to restore funding for inspections […]

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