The 2015 Legislature concluded in April, but that doesn’t mean the policy talk has ended for the next two years. Throughout the Interim, MFBF staff continues to follow many topics and participate in meetings to further our policies in state politics. MFBF Meets with Director of DNRC Conversations with the Director John Tubbs at the […]
Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation Re: Farm Bill Expiration October 1, 2013 “Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress. Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation support legislation recently introduced in both the House and Senate that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) bill, The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013, coupled with bipartisan legislation of the same title introduced by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Mike McIntyre […] Continue reading . . .
The Last Word: How Ag Fared in 2013 The 63rd Legislature proved to be one of the most interesting in the history of Montana. For the first time in memory the House of Representatives passed the general fund budget bill without a single amendment and by a unanimous vote. Meanwhile the Senate was divided into […] Continue reading . . .
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2013 – “The Senate Agriculture Committee today put the farm bill on a solid road toward success. By following a bipartisan path and approving its farm bill legislation, the committee moved the farm bill forward with provisions that work well for America’s farm and ranch families. We are especially pleased that […] Continue reading . . .
Agriculture fared well in the 63rd Montana Legislative Session, with some wins on tax and wildlife bills, according to Montana Farm Bureau Lobbyists John Youngberg and Nicole Rolf. “All in all, I’d say some good bills were passed that will help farmers and ranchers,” noted Youngberg. “We were pleased that the wolf management bill that […] Continue reading . . .
The following is a press release from the American Farm Bureau Federation: Click here to listen to AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher discuss the proposal in an interview with the Northern Ag Network. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation is sending a farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill today. Approved this […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is strongly supporting HB 472, a business equipment tax relief bill sponsored by Jerry Bennett, R-Libby. The bill was heard this morning in the House Taxation Committee. The bill reduces business equipment taxes by increasing the exemption. “HB 472 provides real and significant business equipment tax relief to all Montana farmers, […] Continue reading . . .
When HB 235, the bill that threatened property rights, was tabled in the House Judiciary Committee, the Montana Farm Bureau applauded the committee members for their insight. The bill would have allowed corner crossing as a legal form of access. “There is an effort being made by the bill sponsor and supporters to blast the […] Continue reading . . .