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November 10th, 2013: Carter and Melstone Youths Win Speech Contest

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 . . .

October 30th, 2013: Statement Regarding Farm Bill Conference

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 . . .

October 25th, 2013: MFBF pushes for strong and affordable crop insurance for members

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 . . .

October 15th, 2013: Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step

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 . . .

October 7th, 2013: Shoppers Find Higher Prices for Poultry and Dairy Products; Prices slightly lower in MT

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 . . .

October 4th, 2013: Farm Bill Expiration

Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation Re: Farm Bill Expiration October 1, 2013 “Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress.  Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has […] Continue reading . . .

September 30th, 2013: Chipotle, at it Again

By Blake Hurst, Blake Hurst is a farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle is at it again, posting a new Web ad contrasting the dangers of industrial farming with the moral beacon that is Chipotle. It showcases beautiful video, haunting music, a barren landscape scarred by industrial farming and a […] Continue reading . . .

September 30th, 2013: Win great money in the MFB Foundation Youth Speech Contest

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Youth Speech Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 in conjunction with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s theme: “What more can be done to protect agricultural production and profitability from natural disasters?  Massive hail […] Continue reading . . .

September 23rd, 2013: In Agriculture, Uncertainty is Certain

By Glen Cope, Glen Cope is a fourth-generation cattle rancher from Missouri. In 2012, he served as chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. Any farmer will tell you that with agriculture things don’t always go as planned. In fact, farmers often refer to farming as a gamble. We never […] Continue reading . . .

September 12th, 2013: National Farm Health and Safety Week encourages working together for safety

The National Farm Health and Safety Week Sept. 15-21 is a time to pause and think seriously about safety on your farm or ranch. This year’s theme is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture. “What is so wonderful about working in agriculture is neighbors will step in and help. If someone is ill or injured […] Continue reading . . .
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