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July 21st, 2016: What Do Presidential Candidates Know About Agriculture?

By Stewart Truelsen, Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. It’s been almost 150 years since two men who had farmed squared off against each other in a presidential election, and it may never happen again. But candidates don’t need firsthand experience to understand the […] Continue reading . . .

July 18th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau pleased with labeling bill passage

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased the Roberts-Stabenow compromise biotech labeling bill has passed the House and is now on its way to be signed into law by President Obama. This law will provide consumers with information to make informed purchasing decisions while giving food processors the ability to conform to a uniform […] Continue reading . . .

July 14th, 2016: Farm Bureau presents scholarships to college-bound students

The Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee has presented two $1,000 scholarships: one to Elizabeth French of Huntley Project and one to Kacie Cummings of Cascade. French plans to attend Montana State University this fall. She was valedictorian of the Huntley High School Class of 2016. She competed in Montana High School Rodeo events as […] Continue reading . . .

July 8th, 2016: Farm Bureau satisfied with Senate for passage of Biotech Labeling Bill

The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that the U.S. Senate has voted to pass S. 764, the biotechnology labeling bill. The Roberts-Stabenow compromise bill would establish a uniform national food disclosure standard for foods containing biotech ingredients. “Although this bill is not perfect, it takes critical steps to prevent the state-by-state patchwork of laws that […] Continue reading . . .

July 7th, 2016: Farm Bureau intervenes in federal lands management lawsuit

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Utah Farm Bureau Federation have asked a federal district court in Utah to overturn a host of illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in the western states. The groups made the request as part of a motion to intervene on the side of the State of Utah in a lawsuit […] Continue reading . . .

July 5th, 2016: Montanans attend National Commodity Conference in Iowa

Three Montana Farm Bureau members attended the 2016 National Commodity Conference and Economic Summit June 27-29 at the Iowa Farm Bureau Facility, West Des Moines, Iowa. The purpose of the commodity conference is for issues to be discussed and ideas taken back to county Farm Bureaus for policy development. Gil Gasper explained the Economic Summit […] Continue reading . . .

June 28th, 2016: Riding the Path to Safety

Every June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, your Montana Farm Bureau  focuses on ways we can make every aspect of our work and home lives safer for all. Join us, […] Continue reading . . .

June 28th, 2016: All-American Cookout cost ticks up

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average […] Continue reading . . .

June 14th, 2016: MFBF Summer Conference shares new ideas, action plans

Impact. Influence. Innovate. Those themes resonated during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls June 7-9. The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns, and surface ideas for policy development. Members received great ideas of how to “Influence” consumers by […] Continue reading . . .

June 1st, 2016: Farm Bureau Hails Supreme Court Victory

Farmers and Ranchers May Sue to Stop Clean Water Regulation of Ordinary Farmland A unanimous Supreme Court today ruled landowners may challenge the federal government whenever the Army Corps of Engineers tries improperly to regulate land with regulations designed to protect water. Landowners have attempted many times to challenge Corps rulings known as jurisdictional determinations, […] Continue reading . . .
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