The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers and rancher with livestock scales to make sure their scales have a current license in Montana and in some instances, make sure scales are in compliance with the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) new rules. “Someone told me they heard scales had to be […]
YOUNG AG LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE October 5-7, 2012 • Holiday Inn • Great Falls HILGER—Mark your calendar! Montana’s ninth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) has been set for October 5-7 and is taking place at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. Young agriculturalists aged 18-40 are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference, where leadership development, […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau has kicked off its “Stop the Flood of Regulation” campaign. The campaign urges Congressmen to oppose any legislation or other attempts to take the word ‘navigable’ out of the Clean Water Act. Through what is officially known as a “guidance document,” EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking to […] Continue reading . . .
“Keep your messages concise” was the directive given to women participating in the sixth annual American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Communications Boot Camp in Washington, D.C. Two of the women, Lillian Ostendorf and Niki Sardot, hail from Montana and have Farm Bureau leadership positions: Ostendorf currently sits on the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee board […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has won their appeal to the Montana Supreme Court overturning a lower court refusal to permit class certification in their tax reappraisal lawsuit against the Montana Department of Revenue. Initially, in February 2010, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Lucas Ranch and the Montana Taxpayers Association (Montax) filed a class […] Continue reading . . .
Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that House action on H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) passed. H.R. 8 extends the 01-03 (Bush) tax cuts for one year. Under the bill, the estate tax exemption will remain at $5 million per person indexed for inflation, […] Continue reading . . .
Ever have your combine burn up? The Montana Farm Bureau is urging everyone combining crops and baling hay to be extremely cautious this harvest season due to extremely dry conditions and high fire danger. Often the person driving the combine or pulling the baler can’t see what’s happening directly behind. By the time they notice […] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Federation has said that a House proposal to extend the current farm bill for one year fails to move the nation any closer to securing a comprehensive, long-term farm bill and the organization would stand in opposition. “A one-year extension offers our farm and ranch families nothing in the way of […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed strong dismay that S. 3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, passed yesterday in a 51-48 vote. The state’s largest agricultural organization noted that if anything, the legislation isn’t going to help, but harm, family business and especially family farms and ranches. The bill did not include any extension […] Continue reading . . .