The merger between agri-businesses/research giants Monsanto and Bayer has brought concern among farm groups including American and Montana Farm Bureaus. “Market forces led to deals like the one announced today, but we know that major-company mergers have a profound impact on the tools available to farmers and ranchers, sometimes to their detriment,” noted AFBF Chief […]
by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation “The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the action taken by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to begin dispute settlement proceedings against China over their agricultural subsidy levels. We, like the USTR, are concerned that China exceeded its domestic support limits for corn, wheat and rice […] Continue reading . . .
Love being a couch potato? Too busy fixing fence to drive to Miles City? You can stay curled up on the couch or keep hanging onto that tamping bar and still “run” in the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger Race Oct. 8 in Miles City. Held in October each […] Continue reading . . .
The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to […] Continue reading . . .
Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference takes place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between ten of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various workshops, meet […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is the second state in the nation to achieve the American Farm Bureau Navigator Award. The Navigator Award is given to state Farm Bureaus who surpasses their membership growth over the past year. MFBF showed a 3.6 percent growth in 2015 with a total of 20,721 members. In addition, […] Continue reading . . .
The McCone, Roosevelt and Valley County Farm Bureaus, along with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, are sponsors of a debate between U.S. House candidate Denise Juneau (D) and Congressman Ryan Zinke (R) at 7 p.m., August 29 at Frazer School on the Fort Peck Reservation. “This was a great opportunity for our county Farm Bureaus […] Continue reading . . .