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September 23rd, 2016: Presidential Contenders Weigh in on Agricultural Issues

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, this week began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. AFBF asked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump the same questions. Both candidates explained their positions on biotechnology, […] Continue reading . . .

September 23rd, 2016: Farm Bureau, Industry Leaders Ask President and Congress to Move Swiftly on TPP Trade Agreement

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the Coalition of Services Industries, the Information Technology Industry Council and the National Association of Manufacturers today called on the president and congressional leadership to work together to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement by year-end. In a letter sent this morning, presidents of the four groups laid out the […] Continue reading . . .

September 21st, 2016: Senate Committee report exposes federal overreach

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report that exposes the administration’s reckless and unlawful actions in enforcing the Clean Water Act. The report shows in detail how the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have used an overly expansive interpretation of their authority to regulate ‘Waters of the […] Continue reading . . .

September 14th, 2016: Farm Bureau calls for review on recent agribusiness mergers

The merger between agri-businesses/research giants Monsanto and Bayer has brought concern among farm groups including American and Montana Farm Bureaus. “Market forces led to deals like the one announced today, but we know that major-company mergers have a profound impact on the tools available to farmers and ranchers, sometimes to their detriment,” noted AFBF Chief […] Continue reading . . .

September 13th, 2016: Statement Regarding USTR Case Against China

by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation “The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the action taken by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to begin dispute settlement proceedings against China over their agricultural subsidy levels. We, like the USTR, are concerned that China exceeded its domestic support limits for corn, wheat and rice […] Continue reading . . .

September 13th, 2016: Hoofin’ It for Hunger Race in Miles City offers virtual category

Love being a couch potato? Too busy fixing fence to drive to Miles City? You can stay curled up on the couch or keep hanging onto that tamping bar and still “run” in the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger Race Oct. 8 in Miles City. Held in October each […] Continue reading . . .

September 13th, 2016: Farm Bureau applauds ruling on EPA privacy case

The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to […] Continue reading . . .

August 30th, 2016: Registration open for the 2016 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference takes place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between ten of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various workshops, meet […] Continue reading . . .

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 . . .
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