The Montana Farm Bureau is taking a critical look at budget cuts facing the nation that will affect its members. Farm Bureau applauds efforts to put the nation back on a path toward a more responsible federal budget, but is concerned about cuts that might impact the safety net that supports Montana’s farmers. “The Congressional […]
Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding President Obama’s Executive Order on Regulatory Reform WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2011—“The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the President’s focus on reforming the regulatory process. Today, farmers, ranchers, and countless other business owners face a long list of federal requirements that are eroding their bottom […] Continue reading . . .
Washington, D.C. — Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson urged Montana’s Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester, to support an increase in the estate tax exemption. The best bet in town is a new amendment called the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297), proposed by Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Jon […] Continue reading . . .
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2010 — Small and independent meat processors are at significant economic risk due to increased regulatory costs included in a preliminary draft guidance document issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That document spells out new and costly requirements for local meat processors […] Continue reading . . .
The deadline to pay the second half of 2009 property taxes is looming, and many ag-land owners are trying to figure out if they should protest their Class 3 taxes. A Class Action Lawsuit filed by Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Lucas Ranch, and Montana Taxpayers Association against the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) regarding improperly […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging its members to “Put the Death Tax to Rest” in a new campaign focusing on upcoming death tax legislation. If Congress does not act beginning in 2011, the law reverts back to a $1 million exemption and top rate of 55 percent. When their parents die, the […] Continue reading . . .