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Global Demand Drives Food Prices Higher in Third Quarter

Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one […]

Montana Farm Bureau opposes increased dust regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing regulations for what is called particulate matter, which is basically soot and dust. Soot is what comes from car emissions and factories and is manmade. Dust is a different story. Its particles are larger, it’s naturally occurring and there is no scientific evidence in regard to being […]

MFBF urges leaseholders to speak out against state grazing fee increases

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging its members who are upset about a proposed rule change that would cause the State Lands Grazing Fee to increase, to attend the upcoming meetings. The meetings, held by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), take places between Sept. 12 and Sept 15. The proposed rule change […]

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