The MFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is again collaborating with USDA/ARS Fort Keogh Research Station to host the 2015 Hoofin’ it for Hunger Trail Run. This year’s race is slated for Sunday, October 11 and will include a 5K, 10K and half marathon course to be run on Fort Keogh property just outside of […]
Young Ag Leadership Conference October 2-4, 2015♦ Crowne Plaza ♦ Billings, MT Once again, we are proud to present Montana’s Young Ag Leadership Conference! This is a one-of-a-kind event, packed with everything relevant to being a young[ish] person in today’s exciting, changing world of agriculture. With workshops on marketing, finance issues, cop and livestock programs, […] Continue reading . . .
A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA […] Continue reading . . .
By Elaine Kub, Elaine Kub is the author of AFBF’s recent study, “Insufficient Freight: An Assessment of U.S. Transportation Infrastructure and Its Effects on the Grain Industry,” and “Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits Are Really Made.” Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is urging its elected officials to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. The state’s largest agricultural organization remains committed to working for legislation that will require an honest and transparent rulemaking to define “Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).” “We support passing the Federal Water Quality Protection Act […] Continue reading . . .
Producing high-quality hay is a tough task. The biggest factor – Mother Nature – is out of farmers’ hands. Due to its extended dry time requirement, controlling hay quality can be very difficult. That said, hay growers can control or mitigate many factors that go into producing a high-quality crop. It’s All About Timing “The […] Continue reading . . .