The American Farm Bureau, along with state Farm Bureaus, have joined forces with the Partnership for a New American Economy to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) hosted an event on August 3, along with the Montana Human Rights Network, at the Capitol in Helena to highlight […]
By Katie Heger, Katie Heger, a member of AFBF’s GO Team, blogs at hegerfamilyfarms.wordpress.com and shares at Heger Farms on Facebook. Katie and her husband farm corn, soybeans and wheat in central North Dakota. For some time now, there has been steady chatter about labeling GMOs. Chatter is one thing, but uninformed chatter is quite […] Continue reading . . .
GREAT FALLS—Mark your calendar! Montana’s thirteenth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls, MT. Young people involved and interested in agriculture, aged 18-40, are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference where leadership, personal development, education and networking take center stage. This […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that today President Obama has signed the National Biotech Disclosure bill into law. “This bill will prevent the state-by-state patchwork of laws that would have been harmful and confusing to consumers and incredibly onerous to implement,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. “We recognize how important, safe and […] Continue reading . . .
From the Ground Up, Montana Women and Agriculture is an oral history project sponsored by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Montana’s conservation districts. The role of women in agriculture is an essential thread in the fabric of Montana’s settlement and history. The statewide oral history project honors farm and ranch […] Continue reading . . .
By Stewart Truelsen, Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. It’s been almost 150 years since two men who had farmed squared off against each other in a presidential election, and it may never happen again. But candidates don’t need firsthand experience to understand the […] Continue reading . . .