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October 6th, 2014: Farm Bureau Convention slated for November in Billings

The Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention is slated for November 9-12 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The convention will feature exciting keynote speakers, informative workshops, county Farm Bureau awards and the Resolution Session. Notable speakers at the event include Montana Governor Steve Bullock during the luncheon hosted by the Young Farmer and Rancher […] Continue reading . . .

October 3rd, 2014: Farm Bureau Survey: Bacon Cheeseburgers Costing Just a Bit More

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the […] Continue reading . . .

September 29th, 2014: MFBF President Hanson discusses European trade meetings

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson recently returned from the American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee mission to Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium.  The trade delegation spent Sept. 15-17 in Geneva meeting with officials from the WTO as well as with ambassadors from several countries including India, Australia, Canada and Brazil. “There are 162 countries […] Continue reading . . .

September 18th, 2014: Farm Bureau supporting Jobs for America Act

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, is supporting four of the bills in H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.  The legislation, which is expected to be voted on in the House this week, incorporates 15 bills previously passed by the House. In fact, Farm Bureau supports passage of the entire […] Continue reading . . .

September 16th, 2014: Harvest 2014: A Bounty of Rewards and Challenges

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Harvest season is upon us, bringing with it that perfect blend of sunshine, crisp air and golden fields. While it is a farmer’s nature, it is harder for many of us to complain about the weather we have enjoyed this summer. High Pressure System Drought persists in […] Continue reading . . .

September 16th, 2014: Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program

Statement from Montana Farm Bureau – on Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program The Montana Farm Bureau Federation commends Montana Governor Steve Bullock for signing the executive order to establish the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program.  The program respects the private property rights of Montanans while protecting the habit of the Greater Sage grouse. “We feel […] Continue reading . . .

September 12th, 2014: USDA, MSU Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings

USDA and Montana State University Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings in 28 Montana communities BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 10, 2014 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Regional Director Eric Bashore and Montana State University (MSU) Extension Director Jeff Bader announced theschedule of 28 informational agricultural […] Continue reading . . .

September 11th, 2014: MFBF President Hanson travels for national agricultural trade committee

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson, along with Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston, are part of a delegation of farmers and ranchers traveling to Europe Sept. 15-19 to discuss trade. The American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee will have the opportunity to meet with World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, as well as […] Continue reading . . .

September 10th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau applauds passage of bill to halt EPA overreach

The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. This bill attempts to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. “Since the EPA first proposed their WOTUS Rule, Farm […] Continue reading . . .

September 5th, 2014: Groups urge governor to oppose proposed water rule

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with 12 other organizations across Montana, has sent a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock urging him to oppose the EPA’s proposed new rule on Waters of the United States.  They believe the proposed rule is extremely detrimental to Montana and asked for the governor’s help to prevent it from […] Continue reading . . .
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