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May 29th, 2012: EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program deadlines explained

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension has been fielding numerous questions about confusion over deadlines required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s program for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). Seeking to prevent oil spills in the waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines, the program calls for farms and other facilities to have an […] Continue reading . . .

May 29th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference slated for Fairmont Hot Springs

“Legacy of the Land” is the theme of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference planned June 12-14 at Fairmont Hot Springs in western Montana. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference is the time when members from 11 advisory committees come together to discuss issues and work on policy ideas. The advisory committees, ranging […] Continue reading . . .

May 29th, 2012: Reply brief filed on behalf of Montana Farm Bureau in tax reappraisal case

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has filed with the Montana Supreme Court appealing the denial of class certification in the Lucas et al v. Montana Department of Revenue case. In the original case, a Class Action Lawsuit was filed by Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Lucas Ranch, and Montana Taxpayers Association against the Montana Department of […] Continue reading . . .

May 25th, 2012: I-166 Supporters Misinformed

By Jake Cummins, Executive Vice President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation I was interviewed on I-166 for the May 24th evening news on KBZK TV Bozeman by Christina Lysacek. Whether intentional or not, the story that ran distorted the facts and misinformed viewers. In her interview with me, Ms. Lysacek began by asking me why the […] Continue reading . . .

May 24th, 2012: Farmers: Protect Your Skin on ‘Don’t Fry Day’ and Every Day

Shirley Rolf noticed a spot above her eyebrow in 1996. “It was just after my father died of esophagus cancer. I found the spot above my eyebrow, and my mother urged me to go to the doctor,” says Rolf. The Miles City rancher grew up on a ranch, riding horses and doing ranch work, always […] Continue reading . . .

May 17th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau in strong opposition of I-166

The recently proposed Initiative 166, although couched in campaign finance reform rhetoric, would hurt small business and family farmers and ranchers, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. “This is not about finance reform and banning corporate money in campaigns, it’s about constitutional rights,” says John Youngberg, Montana Farm Bureau’s vice president of governmental affairs. […] Continue reading . . .

May 11th, 2012: MFBF says government agencies may be in violation of law if bison hazing halted

The state’s largest agricultural organization, the Montana Farm Bureau, says the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service may risk violating the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) if helicopter hazing of buffalo is halted. A group, the Alliance of the Wild Rockies, has […] Continue reading . . .

May 2nd, 2012: NORTH DAKOTA AND MONTANA: A TALE OF TWO ENERGY STATES

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation In response to President Obama’s claims regarding his role in the dramatic increase in oil and gas production across the country, experts, such as the Institute for Energy Research, demonstrate that leasing of federal lands let alone the production from them has […] Continue reading . . .

April 27th, 2012: MFBF 2012 Summer Conference – June 12-14

Montana Farm Bureau Federation ♦ 2012 Summer Conference ♦ Legacy of the Land June 12-14 – Fairmont Hot Springs Bring the Whole Family FREE Pool & Water Slide Passes for the Kids Daily pool passes are included with your stay PLUS Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has generously donated 20 FREE water slide passes.  First come, […] Continue reading . . .

April 27th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau praises withdrawal of child labor rules

News that’s the Labor Department has withdrawn the proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture was met with great enthusiasm by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) and farmers and ranchers across the country. “We’re thrilled the Obama Administration, and especially the Labor Department, listened to the thousands of […] Continue reading . . .
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