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March 27th, 2015: Mythbusting GMOs

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 . . .

March 27th, 2015: MFBF responds to Key Senate Votes on WOTUS

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 . . .

March 20th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau members, board celebrate Ag Week at Capitol

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 . . .

March 13th, 2015: Celebrate National Agriculture Week

National Agriculture Week March 15-21 marks a time to celebrate agriculture. What better way to celebrate than to look at the success of Montana agriculture.  Agriculture is the No. 1 driver in Montana’s economy with its farmers and ranchers contributing $2 billion to the country’s economy. Montana ag statistics is that wheat is Montana’s largest export with […] Continue reading . . .

March 2nd, 2015: Ag Safety Week Focuses on ATV Safety

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. March 1-7 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week with this year’s theme being “Ride Like a Pro Whenever You Go.” During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to emphasize […] Continue reading . . .

February 26th, 2015: CSKT Water Compact Bill Clears the Senate

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Montana Senate’s strong bipartisan YES vote on SB 262, commonly referred to as the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) water compact bill. The state’s largest agricultural organization supports the bill due to a strong belief that without the compact, Montana’s water adjudication could be held up for decades.  Montana Farm […] Continue reading . . .

February 20th, 2015: Leadership Conference offers networking, training opportunities—and snow

Despite a snowy time is Nashville that felt more like Montana than the South, Farm Bureau members had great experiences during the FUSION Conference February 13-16 in Nashville.  The conference, which served as a combined meeting of state Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committees and state Promotion and Education Committees as well as Young Farmers and […] Continue reading . . .

February 18th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau testifies in favor of water compact

The Montana Farm Bureau testified in favor of Senate Bill 262 at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Monday, February 16. The compact is an agreement for the equitable division and apportionment of water rights between the State and its people and the Indian Tribes. The State has already negotiated and the legislature approved 17 compacts […] Continue reading . . .

February 10th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds stay in EPA privacy lawsuit

A federal district court in Minnesota ordered the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday not to release farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information while AFBF and co-plaintiff National Pork Producers Council appeal the court’s decision dismissing their lawsuit. By dismissing the suit, the court had originally ruled that farmers are not harmed when the government compiles and […] Continue reading . . .

January 30th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau frustrated by court privacy ruling

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is expressing dismay at the ruling in the case American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. The January 27 ruling by the federal district court in Minnesota dismissed AFBF’s lawsuit seeking to block EPA from releasing the personal information (such as a […] Continue reading . . .
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