Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this coverage. The coverage will be focused on the agricultural perspective of the presidential election, including the candidates’ positions on key farming […] Continue reading . . .
The 2015 Legislature concluded in April, but that doesn’t mean the policy talk has ended for the next two years. Throughout the Interim, MFBF staff continues to follow many topics and participate in meetings to further our policies in state politics. MFBF Meets with Director of DNRC Conversations with the Director John Tubbs at the […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau applauds U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson’s decision to block the implementation of the Environmental Protection Association’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The judge issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating small […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) will be holding a Campaign Management Seminar at the Red Lion Inn in Helena, November 19-20, 2015. The campaign management seminar was developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation with input from political consultants and staff of both major political parties. MFBF hosts the in-depth seminar in non-legislative years […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement ‘shoulder’ seasons for elk hunting in Montana. During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senator Doug Kary of Billings introduced SB 245. SB 245 would have created a late-season, antlerless elk hunt for hunters in Montana. Montana Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .
The MFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is again collaborating with USDA/ARS Fort Keogh Research Station to host the 2015 Hoofin’ it for Hunger Trail Run. This year’s race is slated for Sunday, October 11 and will include a 5K, 10K and half marathon course to be run on Fort Keogh property just outside of […] Continue reading . . .
A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA […] Continue reading . . .
By Elaine Kub, Elaine Kub is the author of AFBF’s recent study, “Insufficient Freight: An Assessment of U.S. Transportation Infrastructure and Its Effects on the Grain Industry,” and “Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits Are Really Made.” Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is urging its elected officials to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. The state’s largest agricultural organization remains committed to working for legislation that will require an honest and transparent rulemaking to define “Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).” “We support passing the Federal Water Quality Protection Act […] Continue reading . . .
Producing high-quality hay is a tough task. The biggest factor – Mother Nature – is out of farmers’ hands. Due to its extended dry time requirement, controlling hay quality can be very difficult. That said, hay growers can control or mitigate many factors that go into producing a high-quality crop. It’s All About Timing “The […] Continue reading . . .