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November 24th, 2014: MFBF sets policy for 2015

More than 170 delegates from across the state gathered in Billings Nov. 9-12 to vote on policy at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.  The voting delegates were part of the 400 convention attendees who participated in educational workshops, district caucuses and the awards banquet earlier this month. However, the main purpose of the […] Continue reading . . .

November 18th, 2014: Advancing Agriculture in 2014

THE AG AGENDA By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation The mid-term elections are over. No doubt you’re as relieved as I am to see the campaign ads fade away. Now the holidays are already upon us. As we celebrate with friends and family, it’s a good time to pause, look back and give […] Continue reading . . .

November 13th, 2014: Bill Richter honored with Distinguished Service Award

Bill Richter, a farmer from Cascade County, received the prestigious Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award during the organization’s annual convention in Billings. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a long-time Farm Bureau member who has enriched the agricultural community in the state. Richter has been involved in agriculture and Farm Bureau for 67 […] Continue reading . . .

November 13th, 2014: MFBF holds elections at annual convention

Bob Hanson, a cattle rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during Montana Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from the Bitterroot Valley, was elected as vice president. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were […] Continue reading . . .

November 10th, 2014: Fort Benton Elementary Student wins Speech Contest

Johanna Arganbright, a sixth-grade student from Fort Benton Elementary School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest held Nov. 9 during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings. The topic was “What are the current impacts on the agricultural industry from state and federal regulatory agencies?” Arganbright addressed how the Environmental Protection Agency […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2014: MFBF applauds members receiving MSU Outstanding Ag Leader Award

The Montana Farm Bureau is honored to have three of its active producer members recognized as Montana State University College of Agriculture Outstanding Ag Leaders.  Don Burnham of Helena and Sky Anderson and Monica Switzer of Livingston were presented with their awards during the Montana  Made Luncheon at the MSU campus Nov. 7. The presentation […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2014: Statement – Regarding Results of 2014 Mid-Term Election

 by Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation “Whether a candidate was running for the Montana Legislature or for the U.S. Congress, the Montana Farm Bureau thanks everyone who was participated in the election process, and congratulates those who won their races. We believe Americans want – our farmers and ranchers need – common-sense governance […] Continue reading . . .

October 31st, 2014: Time for an ESA Makeover

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE – October 31, 2014 By Ryan Yates Farmers, ranchers and environmentalists all agree that we must protect and recover wildlife facing preventable extinction. The Endangered Species Act is not getting that job done, however, and is long overdue for a makeover. With a recovery rate of less than 2 percent over four […] Continue reading . . .

October 28th, 2014: Youth Speech Contest to be held at Farm Bureau Convention

There is still time for youth under age 18 to enter the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Speech Contest. The  12th Annual Youth Speech Contest will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9 during the MFBF Annual Convention at the Billing Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s question: What are the current impacts on the […] Continue reading . . .

October 28th, 2014: AFBF Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasing, Big Questions Remain

A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. Fully 77.5 percent of farmers surveyed said they feared regulators and other government officials might gain access to their private information without their knowledge […] Continue reading . . .
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