Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
Montana Farm Bureau Vice President Bruce Wright recently attended the annual BNSF barbeque and listening session in Fort Benton. BNSF established the event five years ago to talk directly with farmer customers about the general economy, agricultural markets, and rail transportation. Kevin Kaufman, BNSF vice president for Agricultural Commodities, led the discussion with a presentation […] Continue reading . . .
Summer is in full swing with picnics and outdoor barbeques getting into high gear. When you need a recipe for a tasty salad, cowboy bean casserole or delicious dessert, the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Cookbook is the place to go. “Members of the MFB Women’s Leadership Committee have contributed to this cookbook, and […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation support legislation recently introduced in both the House and Senate that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) bill, The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013, coupled with bipartisan legislation of the same title introduced by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Mike McIntyre […] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Federation is highly disappointed the House did not complete work on the 2013 farm bill, the ‘Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.’ It was a balanced bill that would have provided much needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “I’m […] Continue reading . . .
Water issues, animal health, noxious weeds and health care reform were all topics discussed at the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 11-13 in Bozeman. More than 200 Farm Bureau members who serve on Farm Bureau’s advisory committees came together to talk about issues and work on policy ideas. The advisory committees ranged from taxation […] Continue reading . . .
Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has submitted comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Miles City. Many of the residents within the area of the RMP are Farm Bureau members and could be significantly affected by management of BLM property in the area. MFBF Governmental Relations Director John […] Continue reading . . .
Most of Montana has received its fair share of rain during late May and even into early June. Drive around the state and the grass is green and ag folks are happy. Most Montana Farm Bureau members are looking forward to a good summer with sufficient grazing and haying. “We have beautiful grass right now,” […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that the Senate has moved the 2013 farm bill forward. Known as the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act, the bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “Farm Bureau has put a lot of time and effort into […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is teaming up with Ressler Chevrolet in Bozeman to make sure needy families get some food this summer. Members of the state’s largest agricultural organization are traveling to Bozeman for the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 11-13. Farm Bureau members are encouraged to bring canned goods and other edibles to […] Continue reading . . .
The Last Word: How Ag Fared in 2013 The 63rd Legislature proved to be one of the most interesting in the history of Montana. For the first time in memory the House of Representatives passed the general fund budget bill without a single amendment and by a unanimous vote. Meanwhile the Senate was divided into […] Continue reading . . .