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October 6th, 2015: Registration deadline looms for Hoofin’ It for Hunger Trail Race

Get ready to run! There is still time to sign up for the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger Trail Race this Sunday, October 11 at Fort Keogh Range Research Station in Miles City. This is a unique run on trails and packed farm roads at the research station where […] Continue reading . . .

October 6th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau cautiously optimistic on trade deal

The Montana Farm Bureau is cautiously optimistic about the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it promises to open restricted markets for American business around the Pacific Rim. “Our state’s economy is based on trade,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Montana’s farmers export the majority of their grain to the Pacific Rim and want to […] Continue reading . . .

September 29th, 2015: Fall Harvest Survey prices slightly decreased

Fall is a great time to enjoy comforting casseroles with cheddar cheese and bacon and apple pie for dessert. The good news is these items are seeing slightly lower retail prices this quarter, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items […] Continue reading . . .

September 28th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau pledges to work with Board of Livestock

The Montana Farm Bureau acknowledges the current changes at the Department of Livestock. “We are looking forward to a new era at the Department of Livestock,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. “We have worked over the past several years with former Executive Officer Christian MacKay and Administrator John Grainger and thank them for […] Continue reading . . .

September 22nd, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds sage grouse decision

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her announcement today that due to the diligence of a collection of stakeholders across 11 western states, sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. “Ranchers, farmers, natural resource providers and conservationists have all worked toward the common goal of […] Continue reading . . .

September 17th, 2015: National Farm Safety Weeks highlights youth in agriculture

Kids helping family on the farm or ranch have a lot to gain. They learn responsibility, they develop a great work ethic and they get plenty of exercise. However, farm accidents do happen and children are especially susceptible. This year during the 2015 National Farm Safety & Health Week Sept. 20-26, there is a focus […] Continue reading . . .

September 15th, 2015: Environmental Quality Council Sets Roadmap for Interim Work

MFBF attended the second interim meeting of the Environment Quality Council (EQC) in Helena on September 9-10. The council, comprised of legislators and a slate of private citizens appointed by the Governor, met to finish outlining their program of work for the interim. A topic that saw a lot of discussion was Sage Grouse conservation […] Continue reading . . .

September 1st, 2015: Farm Bureau tracks presidential candidates’ thoughts on agriculture

The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this coverage. The coverage will be focused on the agricultural perspective of the presidential election, including the candidates’ positions on key farming […] Continue reading . . .

September 1st, 2015: Conversations from the Capitol….

The 2015 Legislature concluded in April, but that doesn’t mean the policy talk has ended for the next two years. Throughout the Interim, MFBF staff continues to follow many topics and participate in meetings to further our policies in state politics. MFBF Meets with Director of DNRC Conversations with the Director John Tubbs at the […] Continue reading . . .

August 31st, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applaud judge’s block of Waters of the U.S.

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson’s decision to block the implementation of the Environmental Protection Association’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The judge issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating small […] Continue reading . . .
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