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October 30th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau offers great workshops, speakers at annual convention

The Montana Farm Bureau is hosting a variety of educational workshops with interesting speakers during their annual convention November 8-11, 2015, in Missoula. Speakers include Governor Steve Bullock, along with Joe Ritzman, vice president, SSA Marine, and Trent Loos, agricultural radio personality. Governor Bullock will provide the morning address, while Ritzman and Loos are scheduled […] Continue reading . . .

October 23rd, 2015: Small landowner seminar on niche ag markets scheduled for Missoula

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding a Small Landowner’s Seminar Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula as part of their annual convention. The seminar will feature three sessions of panelists who have built successful agricultural operations on small pieces of land. The seminar will run from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 […] Continue reading . . .

October 23rd, 2015: Women’s Leadership Boot Camp teaches communication skills

The American Farm Bureau Federation honored 16 farm and ranch leaders as graduates of the organization’s ninth annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and social media. Boot Camp graduates are encouraged to go […] Continue reading . . .

October 15th, 2015: Local Efforts Protect Species and Respect Landowners

We recently sponsored a poll concerning the Endangered Species Act, and it opened our eyes. As it turns out, farmers and ranchers aren’t alone in thinking there’s something not quite right with the Endangered Species Act. More than 60 percent of Americans told pollsters they, too, think it needs an overhaul. And they’re right. With […] Continue reading . . .

October 14th, 2015: MFBF plans exciting convention in Missoula in November

Cows on Reserve Street?  Want to learn how to farm on three acres? What’s going on in Washington, D.C.? It’s all part of the 96th Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention November 8-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The event kicks off  Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with the Small Acreage Seminar including a commodity […] Continue reading . . .

October 14th, 2015: MFBF commends Fish & Game Commission For Shoulder Season Guidelines

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) commends the Fish and Game Commission for their recent adoption of guidelines establishing elk shoulder season hunts in Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) released the proposed guidelines for public comment earlier this summer.  The shoulder season comes after efforts to establish a late season, antlerless elk hunt […] Continue reading . . .

October 9th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds stay of Water of U.S. Rule

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the Sixth Circuit Court for ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The court has listened to reason, as the judges expressed strong concerns over the legality of this rule. These concerns are what Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

October 9th, 2015: Young Ag Leadership Conference educates leaders

Young farmers and ranchers from across the state converged at the Crowne Plaza in Billings Oct. 2-4 for the 12th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders […] Continue reading . . .

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 . . .
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