Agriculture fared well in the 63rd Montana Legislative Session, with some wins on tax and wildlife bills, according to Montana Farm Bureau Lobbyists John Youngberg and Nicole Rolf. “All in all, I’d say some good bills were passed that will help farmers and ranchers,” noted Youngberg. “We were pleased that the wolf management bill that [...]
By H. Scott Hurd, DVM, Ph.D, Scott Hurd is associate professor and director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Laboratory at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa, and former deputy undersecretary for food safety at the Agriculture Department. There are many pressures on livestock farmers today. Many of these pressures [...] Continue reading . . .
Click here to read President Hanson’s testimony Click here to watch the Senate Finance Committee Hearing Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson testified on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations before the Senate Finance Committee today. Hanson noted that strong leadership by U.S. government officials in the current Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will yield positive results for [...] Continue reading . . .
BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension is offering a new, two-year leadership program for professionals in agriculture and natural resource industries. The Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana training will include participant classes, tours, networking opportunities, and travel. “The Montana Farm Bureau is a Platinum ($10,000) sponsor of this excellent program, and we look [...] Continue reading . . .