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Water Rights

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

  • 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 ...
  • MFBF December 12, 2014 Earlier this week Montana Farm Bureau Federation submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act. Our farmer and rancher members are extremely concerned about the EPA’s proposed rule with regard to the definition of “Waters of ...
  • Groups urge governor to oppose proposed water rule September 5, 2014 The Montana Farm Bureau, along with 12 other organizations across Montana, has sent a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock urging him to oppose the EPA’s proposed new rule on Waters of the United States.  They believe the proposed rule is extremely detrimental to Montana and asked for the governor’s help to prevent it from ...