THE AG AGENDA By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things clear when it comes […]
An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation’s favorite foods 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 . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 not just because it allows improvement of the nation’s waterways but because it makes positive changes to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Rules (SPCC). Under this legislation, farm and ranch families will benefit […] Continue reading . . .
Public comment on expanding the state’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA) for brucellosis to include a 365-square mile chunk of land between Norris and Three Forks (see attached map) opened late last week. The Montana Board of Livestock at its last meeting approved putting the proposal out for review after learning that 10 of 60 elk […] Continue reading . . .
Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau is bringing the Farmland documentary at 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 to the Cottonwood Cinema in Big Timber. Academy Award-winning director James Moll directed this feature-length film that follows the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. The film examines the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, […] Continue reading . . .
Water was the hot topic during the 2014 Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference in Kalispell. A variety of water issues were addressed by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and State Senator Chas Vincent and discussed by the MFBF Water Committee. “It troubles me – and most Montanans, I suspect – when I see government do […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is dismayed by the recent decision of the Montana Fourteenth Judicial District Court regarding MFBF v. Department of Revenue. Farm Bureau first filed the case, along with the Montana Taxpayers’ Association and Bernie Lucas/Lucas Family in February 2010, believing Montana DOR failed to correctly calculate phase-in amounts for agricultural properties state […] Continue reading . . .
The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest greenhouse gas proposal will harm the nation’s economy, rural communities and America’s farm and ranch families if implemented, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. The EPA’s attempt to impose a 30-percent reduction in carbon dioxide on the nation’s power plants will lead to higher energy prices. Farmers would face […] Continue reading . . .