The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the progress made to date on the Yellowstone Bison trial taking place in Park County. In a conference call this morning, Hertha Lund, attorney for MFBF, noted three-quarters of the testimony for the trial has been completed, with the final phase scheduled in Park County Nov. 5. […]
The state’s largest agricultural organization, the Montana Farm Bureau, says the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service may risk violating the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) if helicopter hazing of buffalo is halted. A group, the Alliance of the Wild Rockies, has […] Continue reading . . .
By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation In response to President Obama’s claims regarding his role in the dramatic increase in oil and gas production across the country, experts, such as the Institute for Energy Research, demonstrate that leasing of federal lands let alone the production from them has […] Continue reading . . .
October 17, 2011 MFBF’s President, Bob Hanson, submitted comments today on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Interim Translocation of bison to the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks. Among the points maid by Hanson include the fact that Environmental Assessment does not fulfill the requirements of Senate Bill No. 212, enacted by the 2011 […] Continue reading . . .
MFBF has submitted formal comments on proposed increases in the rental rate for state grazing leases. Among other points forwarded to the Montana Department of Natural Resources is that a study being used to promote the increases, which was commissioned by the Land Board, did not adequately account for variances in the value of state […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau applauds yesterday’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denying a request by activist groups for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start next week in Montana. “This shows that common sense is prevailing in our court system,” notes MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Under guidance of the […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has filed a motion to intervene in another case in which Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Defenders of Wildlife and other environmental activists are suing the federal government to stop wolf delisting. Farm Bureau members have substantial constitutionally protected economic and property interests that may be materially affected by […] Continue reading . . .