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June 30th, 2015: Farm Bureau applauds Montana lawsuit against EPA, Corps of Engineers

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox for having the state join a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Waters of the U.S. rule. Fox joined 12 other states who contend the new definition of “Waters of the U.S.” violates provisions of the […] Continue reading . . .

June 30th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Senate’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority today. “TPA is very important for Montana agriculture,” noted MFBF President Bob Hanson. “This sends a strong signal to foreign governments that our country is ready to work on new agreements that will open markets and break down trade barriers. This says we […] Continue reading . . .

June 22nd, 2015: Farm Bureau applauds the House passage of trade legislation

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, are applauding the House passage today of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “American farmers and ranchers lead the world in food production thanks to ceaseless hard work and innovation. Expanding access to international markets continues this story of growth and prosperity,” noted American Farm Bureau President […] Continue reading . . .

June 16th, 2015: EPA’s New Water Rule Is Even Worse than Farmers Feared

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation The Environmental Protection Agency finally released its new “clean water” rule and actually managed to make it worse than we expected. Despite an unprecedented marketing campaign by EPA, the proposed rule was fiercely opposed by the vast majority of state and local governments, businesses and groups representing […] Continue reading . . .

June 15th, 2015: Farm Bureau Summer Conference provides news on energy, ag

“Energizing the Grassroots” is the theme of the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference being held in Sidney, June 9-11. Farm Bureau members traveled to the northeastern part of the state to attend advisory committee meetings,  learn more about the energy industry and tour local agricultural businesses.  The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees […] Continue reading . . .

June 5th, 2015: MFBF expresses dismay at EPA’s finalized water rule

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed strong concern regarding the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers finalized rule to redefine “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.  MFBF, along with other state Farm Bureaus, the American Farm Bureau and many other organizations have objected to the EPA going above and beyond […] Continue reading . . .

May 21st, 2015: Farm Bureau thanks Daines for grain inspection reforms

The Montana Farm Bureau thanks Senator Steve Daines for securing reforms to the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2015 which was voted on today by the Senate Agriculture Committee. This act will to ensure Montana farmers are protected from disruptions in federally mandated grain inspections, like what occurred last summer at the Port of Vancouver. […] Continue reading . . .

May 21st, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau sees Trans-Pacific Partnership as positive for ag

As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organizations from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand remain united in their call for a modern trade agreement that includes meaningful and comprehensive market access opportunities for agriculture and agri-food. The organizations advocating for an ambitious, […] Continue reading . . .

May 18th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference slated for Sidney

The Montana Farm Bureau will hold its Summer Conference June 9-11 in Sidney. The theme “Energizing Our Grassroots” will highlight energy development in the Sidney area and its effect on farmers and ranchers.   The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns and surface ideas for policy […] Continue reading . . .

May 15th, 2015: Planting the Seeds for Smart Corporate Policy

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau These days it seems as much policy comes from the corporate boardroom as from Congress. Some corporate directors are hurriedly bowing to pressure not from their customers, but from vocal activists. The result is corporate policies that forbid farmers and ranchers from using tools to maximize production, protect […] Continue reading . . .
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