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Water Rights

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

  • 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 ...
  • Farm Bureau concerned about state water plan ideas May 5, 2014 Every 20 years the state water plan needs to be revised, updated and voted upon by the state Legislature. Since much of agricultural production is dependent on water, the Montana Farm Bureau has been taking a serious look at what is being proposed in the 2015 state water plan. According to statute, the state water ...
  • Farm Bureau strongly opposing new EPA proposed water rules April 21, 2014 The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is expressing strong opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grossly expanding government control of the Clean Water Act. The rules, which were released today, say normal farming, ranching and conservation activities, such as building fence, pruning shrubs and managing brush, could now all be under the jurisdiction of ...