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January 9th, 2014: Farm Bureau Welcomes TPA Legislation

The American Farm Bureau Federation today welcomed the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in Congress. Farm Bureau believes TPA is the catalyst needed to advance U.S. proposals to reduce tariffs and improve market access for farmers and ranchers in trade negotiations. The legislation was introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.), […] Continue reading . . .

January 7th, 2014: Farm Family Business Management Forum

“Are You Getting A Passing Grade in Farm Family Business Management?” is the topic at a day-long seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 24 at the Eagles Club during the Winter Fair in Lewistown. This session examines key managerial proficiencies that must be implemented to succeed in a family farm business and […] Continue reading . . .

January 3rd, 2014: MFBF Campaign School scheduled for February in Helena

Thinking about running for office in 2014? Don’t miss Montana Farm Bureau’s Campaign School February 17-18 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena. This two-day comprehensive strategy session covers everything from selecting your campaign theme and issues to how to set up your campaign structure, how to manage money and how to win. It […] Continue reading . . .

December 19th, 2013: No Farm Bill for Christmas

By Stewart Truelsen Chances are you’ll have plenty of opportunity over the Christmas holiday season to see the classic Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Produced in 1946, it starred James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Stewart is George Bailey, a small-town savings and loan operator, who wishes that he never lived. Clarence, a […] Continue reading . . .

December 4th, 2013: New Resource Guide Assists Veterans in Agriculture

A new resource guide developed by Farm Bureau and the Farmer Veteran Coalition Partnership is now available. Farm Bureau and the FVC are working together to train beginning farmers, make equipment available to veteran farmers and help find farm ownership or employment opportunities for members of the military transitioning into the civilian workforce. “Through this […] Continue reading . . .

November 22nd, 2013: Decision to Join

John Brewer, President & CEO of the The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted a very well received presentation titled, “The Decision to Join”, during the recent MFBF Convention.  He has graciously agreed to allow MFBF to post the presentation on our website for members to view. You can view or download the presentation by […] Continue reading . . .

November 18th, 2013: EPA draft report potentially harmful to agriculture

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 […] Continue reading . . .

November 18th, 2013: We Love our Smartphones, but What About Smart Food?

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 . . .

November 15th, 2013: MFBF YF&R present $5500 to Montana Food Bank Network

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 . . .

November 14th, 2013: Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner down in 2013

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 . . .
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