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September 18th, 2014: Farm Bureau supporting Jobs for America Act

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, is supporting four of the bills in H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.  The legislation, which is expected to be voted on in the House this week, incorporates 15 bills previously passed by the House. In fact, Farm Bureau supports passage of the entire […] Continue reading . . .

September 16th, 2014: Harvest 2014: A Bounty of Rewards and Challenges

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Harvest season is upon us, bringing with it that perfect blend of sunshine, crisp air and golden fields. While it is a farmer’s nature, it is harder for many of us to complain about the weather we have enjoyed this summer. High Pressure System Drought persists in […] Continue reading . . .

September 16th, 2014: Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program

Statement from Montana Farm Bureau – on Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program The Montana Farm Bureau Federation commends Montana Governor Steve Bullock for signing the executive order to establish the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program.  The program respects the private property rights of Montanans while protecting the habit of the Greater Sage grouse. “We feel […] Continue reading . . .

September 12th, 2014: USDA, MSU Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings

USDA and Montana State University Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings in 28 Montana communities BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 10, 2014 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Regional Director Eric Bashore and Montana State University (MSU) Extension Director Jeff Bader announced theschedule of 28 informational agricultural […] Continue reading . . .

September 11th, 2014: MFBF President Hanson travels for national agricultural trade committee

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson, along with Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston, are part of a delegation of farmers and ranchers traveling to Europe Sept. 15-19 to discuss trade. The American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee will have the opportunity to meet with World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, as well as […] Continue reading . . .

September 10th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau applauds passage of bill to halt EPA overreach

The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. This bill attempts to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. “Since the EPA first proposed their WOTUS Rule, Farm […] Continue reading . . .

September 5th, 2014: Groups urge governor to oppose proposed water rule

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 […] Continue reading . . .

September 5th, 2014: Registration is open for the 2014 Young Ag Leadership Conference!

Registration is now open for the eleventh annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 3-5 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various […] Continue reading . . .

August 15th, 2014: Contact your Congressmen during August Recess

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers, ranchers and anyone concerned about rural issues to contact their U.S. Congressmen during the August Recess/State Work Period which runs through September 7. The 113th Congress, second session, convenes Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. “This is a great time to drop by the offices of our […] Continue reading . . .

August 11th, 2014: Powder River Carter County Member Talks ESA

By Heather Hamilton-Maude – Reprinted with permission from Tri-State Livestock News In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last time the Endangered Species Act was amended. July 29 saw the ESA move a […] Continue reading . . .
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