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August 22nd, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau receives award for membership growth

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 . . .

August 17th, 2016: Farm Bureaus active in U.S House Candidate Debate in Frazer

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 . . .

August 17th, 2016: Free Trade Makes Good Sense for U.S. Agriculture

By Kari Barbic and Veronica Nigh, Kari Barbic is a media specialist and Veronica Nigh is an economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. America’s farmers and ranchers support free trade. And when you look at the numbers it’s not hard to see why. Between 2003 and 2015, U.S. agricultural exports to countries we have trade […] Continue reading . . .

August 15th, 2016: Balancing Ranch and Kid Duties

Jenny Stovall, past MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher chair, was featured in the August 2016 issue of Montana Parent magazine. Jenny shares her thoughts about balancing her time between ranch duties and raising three children. She also manages to bust a few beef myths. This is the first article in a series on farm/ranch moms […] Continue reading . . .

August 4th, 2016: Farm Bureau: Immigration reform critical for agriculture

The American Farm Bureau, along with state Farm Bureaus, have joined forces with the Partnership for a New American Economy to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) hosted an event on August 3, along with the Montana Human Rights Network, at the Capitol in Helena to highlight […] Continue reading . . .

August 4th, 2016: What Do We Need to Know about GMO’s?

By Katie Heger, Katie Heger, a member of AFBF’s GO Team, blogs at hegerfamilyfarms.wordpress.com and shares at Heger Farms on Facebook. Katie and her husband farm corn, soybeans and wheat in central North Dakota. For some time now, there has been steady chatter about labeling GMOs. Chatter is one thing, but uninformed chatter is quite […] Continue reading . . .

August 2nd, 2016: Young Ag Leadership Conference

GREAT FALLS—Mark your calendar! Montana’s thirteenth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls, MT. Young people involved and interested in agriculture, aged 18-40, are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference where leadership, personal development, education and networking take center stage. This […] Continue reading . . .

July 29th, 2016: Farm Bureau applauds signing of the National Biotech Disclosure into Law

The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that today President Obama has signed the National Biotech Disclosure bill into law. “This bill will prevent the state-by-state patchwork of laws that would have been harmful and confusing to consumers and incredibly onerous to implement,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. “We recognize how important, safe and […] Continue reading . . .

July 27th, 2016: Women in Agriculture Stories

From the Ground Up, Montana Women and Agriculture is an oral history project sponsored by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Montana’s conservation districts.   The role of women in agriculture is an essential thread in the fabric of Montana’s settlement and history.  The statewide oral history project honors farm and ranch […] Continue reading . . .

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 . . .
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