John Youngberg, who has served in Montana Farm Bureau’s governmental relations division for 20 years, has been hired as Executive Vice President of that organization. Having worked there since 1992, Youngberg is no stranger to MFBF. He began his career with Farm Bureau as field staff, and quickly moved on to become a lobbyist for […]
By Stewart Truelsen, food and agriculture freelance writer, and a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. It’s one of the most iconic scenes from America’s Heartland—combines sweeping slowly over golden fields of wheat, sun peaking from behind puffy white clouds, trucks on the edge of fields hauling wheat to silos that look like […] Continue reading . . .
THE AG AGENDA By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things clear when it comes […] Continue reading . . .
An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation’s favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 not just because it allows improvement of the nation’s waterways but because it makes positive changes to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Rules (SPCC). Under this legislation, farm and ranch families will benefit […] Continue reading . . .