Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
Montana Farm Bureau created a Legislative Report Card at the conclusion of the 2015 Legislative Session. The scores of this report card helped us determine the recipients of the Excellence in Agriculture, Golden Windmill and New Legislator of the Year Awards. Our criteria for selecting which bills to report on was to use bills MFBF […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the Sixth Circuit Court for ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The court has listened to reason, as the judges expressed strong concerns over the legality of this rule. These concerns are what Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .
Young farmers and ranchers from across the state converged at the Crowne Plaza in Billings Oct. 2-4 for the 12th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders […] Continue reading . . .
Get ready to run! There is still time to sign up for the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger Trail Race this Sunday, October 11 at Fort Keogh Range Research Station in Miles City. This is a unique run on trails and packed farm roads at the research station where […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is cautiously optimistic about the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it promises to open restricted markets for American business around the Pacific Rim. “Our state’s economy is based on trade,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Montana’s farmers export the majority of their grain to the Pacific Rim and want to […] Continue reading . . .
Fall is a great time to enjoy comforting casseroles with cheddar cheese and bacon and apple pie for dessert. The good news is these items are seeing slightly lower retail prices this quarter, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau acknowledges the current changes at the Department of Livestock. “We are looking forward to a new era at the Department of Livestock,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. “We have worked over the past several years with former Executive Officer Christian MacKay and Administrator John Grainger and thank them for […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her announcement today that due to the diligence of a collection of stakeholders across 11 western states, sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. “Ranchers, farmers, natural resource providers and conservationists have all worked toward the common goal of […] Continue reading . . .
Kids helping family on the farm or ranch have a lot to gain. They learn responsibility, they develop a great work ethic and they get plenty of exercise. However, farm accidents do happen and children are especially susceptible. This year during the 2015 National Farm Safety & Health Week Sept. 20-26, there is a focus […] Continue reading . . .
MFBF attended the second interim meeting of the Environment Quality Council (EQC) in Helena on September 9-10. The council, comprised of legislators and a slate of private citizens appointed by the Governor, met to finish outlining their program of work for the interim. A topic that saw a lot of discussion was Sage Grouse conservation […] Continue reading . . .