Thinking about running for office in 2014? Don’t miss Montana Farm Bureau’s Campaign School February 17-18 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena. This two-day comprehensive strategy session covers everything from selecting your campaign theme and issues to how to set up your campaign structure, how to manage money and how to win. It […]
By Stewart Truelsen Chances are you’ll have plenty of opportunity over the Christmas holiday season to see the classic Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Produced in 1946, it starred James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Stewart is George Bailey, a small-town savings and loan operator, who wishes that he never lived. Clarence, a […] Continue reading . . .
A new resource guide developed by Farm Bureau and the Farmer Veteran Coalition Partnership is now available. Farm Bureau and the FVC are working together to train beginning farmers, make equipment available to veteran farmers and help find farm ownership or employment opportunities for members of the military transitioning into the civilian workforce. “Through this […] Continue reading . . .
John Brewer, President & CEO of the The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted a very well received presentation titled, “The Decision to Join”, during the recent MFBF Convention. He has graciously agreed to allow MFBF to post the presentation on our website for members to view. You can view or download the presentation by […] Continue reading . . .
A draft report the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released that erases the word “navigable” from the Clean Water Act should be of grave concern to farmers and ranchers, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. The draft report provides no scientific support to make distinctions between significant and insignificant connections of streams and wetlands […] Continue reading . . .
Ag Agenda By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Smartphones, video games, tablets, apps… the list could go on and on. Our society and economy run, function and communicate via technology. Technology has become so advanced that we now use the “phone” portion of the Smartphone far less than we use the device to […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS–The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee presented the Montana Food Bank Network a check for $5500 during the MFBF’s Annual Convention in Billings earlier this week. The money was raised during the Committee’s Hoofin’ It for Hunger event that took place Oct. 13 in Miles City. Hoofin’ It for Hunger offered a […] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s average of $49.48. “The cost of this year’s meal, at less than $5 per serving, remains […] Continue reading . . .