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Water Rights

Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation on water issues and Montana water rights:

  • Prairie Potholes Stuck in EPA’s WOTUS Spin April 2, 2015 By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation While the Environmental Protection Agency continues to court America’s farmers to support the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), the messages of the agency’s charm offensive could actually be telegraphing a regulatory nightmare for many farmers across wide swaths of prime farm and ranch country. Based on messages ...
  • MFBF responds to Key Senate Votes on WOTUS March 27, 2015 Statement by Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation “The Montana Farm Bureau has been a strong opponent of the gross expansion of EPA’s regulatory reach by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) proposed rule. This week, key votes in the Senate delivered the message that the WOTUS is flawed in both the ...
  • CSKT Water Compact Bill Clears the Senate February 26, 2015 The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Montana Senate’s strong bipartisan YES vote on SB 262, commonly referred to as the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) water compact bill. The state’s largest agricultural organization supports the bill due to a strong belief that without the compact, Montana’s water adjudication could be held up for decades.  Montana Farm ...