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January 30th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau frustrated by court privacy ruling

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is expressing dismay at the ruling in the case American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. The January 27 ruling by the federal district court in Minnesota dismissed AFBF’s lawsuit seeking to block EPA from releasing the personal information (such as a […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2015: Farm Bureau Approves Strategic Action Plan for 2015

Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention, which wrapped up this week in San Diego, the organization’s board of directors set AFBF’s strategic action plan to address public policy issues for 2015. The board-approved plan focuses the organization’s attention on: advancing legislation that addresses agriculture’s long- and short-term labor […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2015: MFBF members glean knowledge from national convention

Forty-nine Montana Farm Bureau members who traveled to San Diego for the American Farm Convention January 9-14 had the opportunity to participate in workshops, hear speakers at the General Session, listen to the Young Farmer and Rancher contests, and meet other agriculturalists from across the country. The meeting kicked off with AFBF President Bob Stallman […] Continue reading . . .

January 6th, 2015: Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau hosts free workshop Jan. 29 for farm, ranch families

The top ten mistakes family businesses make Submitted by Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau Farmers and ranchers lie. No matter how well intended, that’s a hard fact for agriculture families to face, nationally known professional speaker, author and family business consultant Jolene Brown said. She said the three biggest lies heard ‘round farms and ranches […] Continue reading . . .

December 30th, 2014: MFBF Members Selected to Serve on AFBF Issue Advisory Committees

Six members of the Montana Farm Bureau have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Issue Advisory Committees. Each of the Issue Advisory Committees averages 12 members. The committee members will attend the AFBF Advocacy Conference in February and will meet via webinar or other technology at least once a year. Committees serve […] Continue reading . . .

December 30th, 2014: Looking back, looking ahead

By Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation Agriculture and Farm Bureau can look back at 2014 as being a good year. We saw a lot of unity with farmers, ranchers, municipalities, businesses and others coming together to oppose EPA’s Water of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, which is a great overreach of power by […] Continue reading . . .

December 17th, 2014: MFBF applauds tax extender legislation passage in Senate; urges prompt action by President

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is giving kudos to the Senate for passing HR 5771, the tax extender bill. The bill awaits being signed into law by President Obama. Passage of the bill means farmers and ranchers will have tax laws that will let them reinvest in their businesses. The state’s largest agricultural organization […] Continue reading . . .

December 15th, 2014: County Farm Bureau formed in Phillips County

A group of nine Phillips County residents met December 10 at the Phillips County Library and voted to create the Phillips County Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau members living in Phillips County had been members of Farm Bureaus in surrounding counties. Tom DePuydt, a rancher from Saco and District 7 Director of the Montana Farm Bureau, […] Continue reading . . .

December 12th, 2014: MFBF

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 […] Continue reading . . .

December 2nd, 2014: Tax provisions must be preserved and extended

Farm Bureau is strongly urging Congress to renew and preserve important tax provisions that actually expired at the end of 2013. Montana Farm Bureau believes it is very important to get these tax provisions extended or even better, made permanent, as soon as possible and has expressed that sentiment to their Congressional delegation. The American […] Continue reading . . .
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