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July 15th, 2013: Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill

“Although Montana Farm Bureau is disappointed in some aspects of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) that passed the House this afternoon, it’s good that at least we have a farm bill moving toward being signed into law.” “We have worked with Congressman Steve Daines for this entire farm bill process, and thank him and […] Continue reading . . .

July 8th, 2013: AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 5, 2013 – Protecting farmers’ and ranchers’ right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation, which took legal action today to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from publicly releasing personal information about thousands of farmers and ranchers and their families. EPA is expected to respond to several […] Continue reading . . .

July 8th, 2013: BNSF listening session updates Montana grain producers

Montana Farm Bureau Vice President Bruce Wright recently attended the annual BNSF barbeque and listening session in Fort Benton.  BNSF established the event five years ago to talk directly with farmer customers about the general economy, agricultural markets, and rail transportation.  Kevin Kaufman, BNSF vice president for Agricultural Commodities, led the discussion with a presentation […] Continue reading . . .

July 1st, 2013: MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Cookbook great for summertime

Summer is in full swing with picnics and outdoor barbeques getting into high gear. When you need a recipe for a tasty salad, cowboy bean casserole or delicious dessert, the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Cookbook is the place to go. “Members of the MFB Women’s Leadership Committee have contributed to this cookbook, and […] Continue reading . . .

June 21st, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau strongly supports Death Tax Repeal Act

The Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation support legislation recently introduced in both the House and Senate that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) bill, The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013, coupled with bipartisan legislation of the same title introduced by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Mike McIntyre […] Continue reading . . .

June 20th, 2013: Statement by Farm Bureau regarding House Defeat of the Farm Bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is highly disappointed the House did not complete work on the 2013 farm bill, the ‘Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.’  It was a balanced bill that would have provided much needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “I’m […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2013: Farm Bureau Summer Conference successful with meetings, food drive, tours

Water issues, animal health, noxious weeds and health care reform were all topics discussed at the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 11-13 in Bozeman.  More than 200 Farm Bureau members who serve on Farm Bureau’s advisory committees came together to talk about issues and work on policy ideas. The advisory committees ranged from taxation […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau comments on Miles City Resource Management Plan

Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has submitted comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Miles City.  Many of the residents within the area of the RMP are Farm Bureau members and could be significantly affected by management of BLM property in the area. MFBF Governmental Relations Director John […] Continue reading . . .

June 10th, 2013: Farm Bureau board members comment on rain, grass and hay

Most of Montana has received its fair share of rain during late May and even into early June.  Drive around the state and the grass is green and ag folks are happy. Most Montana Farm Bureau members are looking forward to a good summer with sufficient grazing and haying. “We have beautiful grass right now,” […] Continue reading . . .

June 10th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau comments on the passage of the farm bill in the Senate

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that the Senate has moved the 2013 farm bill forward. Known as the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act, the bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “Farm Bureau has put a lot of time and effort into […] Continue reading . . .
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