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March 14th, 2013: MFBF President visits Congressmen, attends AFBF Board meeting in D.C.

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson had the opportunity to meet with Montana’s senators and representative during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Hanson, who was attending the American Farm Bureau board of directors meeting, said international trade was a main topic discussed during his visits with Senator Max Baucus, Senator Jon Tester and Rep. […] Continue reading . . .

March 11th, 2013: Time to Schedule Your Annual Water Well Checkup

Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well checkup before the peak water use season begins, according to the National Ground Water Association. NGWA calls attention to the need for annual well water checkups during Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16). An […] Continue reading . . .

March 8th, 2013: MFBF First in the Nation to reach AFBF Quota

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation was, for the sixth year in a row, the first state in the nation to report membership quota of 17,086 to the American Farm Bureau Federation. MFBF was congratulated by AFBF Executive Vice President Julie Anna Potts who said, “Thank you for your early membership and for continuing to set […] Continue reading . . .

March 6th, 2013: Antibiotics Remain Important for Animal and Public Health

The American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff on meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics. The briefing focused on helping legislators understand how and why farmers and ranchers use antibiotics. Presenters included Dr. Scott Hurd, a veterinarian and epidemiologist […] Continue reading . . .

March 1st, 2013: MFBF reflect on Montana Legislative Session so far

With Montana Legislative Session at mid-point, Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is reflecting on its work on bills that would affect agricultural producers. If a bill hasn’t been transmitted over to the other legislative body by now, it’s dead. The past week was extremely busy as everyone was trying to get their bills heard. “A […] Continue reading . . .

February 28th, 2013: Northwest Counties Farm Bureau offers county scholarships

Northwest Counties Farm Bureau is offering (4) $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors whose family is a member of the Northwest Counties Farm Bureau.   Scholarship applications can be found by contacting school councilors in the counties that make up Northwest Counties Farm Bureau (Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral and Missoula) and must be received no […] Continue reading . . .

February 22nd, 2013: MFBF strong supporter of business equipment tax relief bill

The Montana Farm Bureau is strongly supporting HB 472, a business equipment tax relief bill sponsored by Jerry Bennett, R-Libby. The bill was heard this morning in the House Taxation Committee. The bill reduces business equipment taxes by increasing the exemption. “HB 472 provides real and significant business equipment tax relief to all Montana farmers, […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2013: MFBF Council of Presidents meets with leadership in Helena

Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) county presidents traveled across the state to convene in Helena for the MFBF Council of Presidents Feb. 19-20. The gathering was a time for leadership and volunteer recruitment training as well as a time to meet with legislators, agency leaders and Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Bullock spent time visiting with […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2013: Young Farmers and Ranchers attend national conference in Phoenix

A large delegation of 34 Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) members developed new skills during American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Joint Leadership Conference earlier in February.  The Joint Leadership Conference prepares Farm Bureau leaders to be strong advocates on AFBF’s priority issues for the 113th Congress. This year, the conference overlapped with the AFBF Young […] Continue reading . . .

February 14th, 2013: Food Check-Out Week promotes stretching grocery dollars

Food Check-Out Week is a time to show consumers how to stretch their food dollars as well as celebrate the productivity of farmers and ranchers. Eating healthy while on a tight budget is within reach for most Americans, provided they’re willing to invest some time in strategic shopping. During Farm Bureau’s upcoming Food Check-Out Week, […] Continue reading . . .
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