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 […]
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 . . .
BILLINGS—Melvin Johnson, a dryland farmer from Vida, was presented with the Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award during the MFBF Annual Convention Awards Banquet Nov. 12. Johnson, 92, was instrumental in founding McCone County Farm Bureau in 1956. He served as president for six years and has always been an active member/supporter of Farm Bureau. […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS–Jack Jennaway, a senior from Melstone High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Senior Division – during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings Nov. 10 This was the third year Jennaway bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What more can be done to […] Continue reading . . .
by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation “The American Farm Bureau Federation is very pleased that formal conference committee talks on the farm bill have begun today, which has renewed our optimism that we truly are nearing the end of a three-plus year trek. With the legislation and process back in the hands of […] Continue reading . . .
MFBF President Bob Hanson and MFBF Vice President of Government Relations John Youngberg participated in a round table discussion on the farm bill with Senator Max Baucus Oct. 23 in Fort Benton. Hanson said Farm Bureau would specifically supports an emphasis on a strong and affordable crop insurance; reauthorization and mandatory funding of the livestock […] Continue reading . . .
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2013—Congressional leaders’ moving forward on negotiations to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but much more remains to be done, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Overall, both the Senate and House bills provide an adequate food and farm […] Continue reading . . .
Shoppers are paying slightly more for food items at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as boneless chicken breasts and dairy products, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows […] Continue reading . . .