The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Committee is hosting a regional agricultural tour May 8-9, 2015 in Billings. The YF&R Ag Tour, based out of the Big Horn Resort, provides a great opportunity to visit local farms, ranches and agri-businesses with plenty of time to network with fellow young farmers and ranchers. […]
Statement by Bob Stallman, President,American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C.– “Farmers and ranchers need tax laws that protect their family businesses. They don’t want to be punished for their success. With House passage of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, we are one step closer to […] Continue reading . . .
THE AG AGENDA By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Business owners around the country have joined with farmers and ranchers in speaking out on the Waters of the U.S. rule. More than 30 states also oppose the rule. Yet, even in the face of mounting opposition, the EPA still isn’t listening. EPA Administrator […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Senate’s passage of HB 2, the General Appropriations Act, by the Montana House of Representatives. Of interest to Montana Farm Bureau and other agricultural groups was the funding for the Department of Livestock, namely for the State Animal Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman and for the Designated Surveillance Area (DSA) […] Continue reading . . .
Higher retail prices for several foods, including sirloin tip roast, ground chuck, deli ham and orange juice, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Market basket survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was […] Continue reading . . .
By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation While the Environmental Protection Agency continues to court America’s farmers to support the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), the messages of the agency’s charm offensive could actually be telegraphing a regulatory nightmare for many farmers across wide swaths of prime farm and ranch country. Based […] Continue reading . . .
Jennifer Bergin, a rancher from Melstone, is one of 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as the organization’s eighth Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. PAL is designed to help agricultural leaders accelerate their leadership abilities and solidify their roles as advocates for agriculture. “The new PAL class […] Continue reading . . .
By Jessica Wharton The population is growing and many ask how it will be possible to feed 9 billion to 10 billion people by 2050. Owen Paterson, member of the British Parliament and former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the U.K., is posing a different question, however: “How do we […] Continue reading . . .
Statement by Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation “The Montana Farm Bureau has been a strong opponent of the gross expansion of EPA’s regulatory reach by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) proposed rule. This week, key votes in the Senate delivered the message that the WOTUS is flawed in both […] Continue reading . . .
More than 40 Montana Farm Bureau members descended on Helena for the MFBF Counties Calling on the Capitol March 17-19. The group had the opportunity to visit with Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, as well as with officials at the Montana State Fund, the Montana Department of Agriculture and the […] Continue reading . . .