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November 9th, 2012: Thanksgiving dinner increases by only 28 cents in 2012

Worried that your Thanksgiving dinner cost is going to escalate in the coming year? According to the American Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Dinner Cost survey, the cost of the classic Thanksgiving dinner is only up slightly this year. The traditional turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all of the basic trimmings increased less than one percent. […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2012: Statement by Bob Stallman, President, AFBF, Regarding Election and Lame Duck Session

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2012 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election, as well as those candidates elected to serve during the 113th session of Congress. A number of important issues lie ahead of us, both for our nation, and for American agriculture. It is vital that, under the […] Continue reading . . .

November 2nd, 2012: Food security paramount to national security

The recent “Superstorm Sandy” not only left millions without power but many grocery stores found their shelves bare not only in the pre-storm rush of residents to stock up, but in the after-storm difficulty of getting goods from Point A to Point B. “It’s in times like these, following a natural disaster, that people recognize […] Continue reading . . .

October 29th, 2012: Congressman Rehberg receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg was presented with a “Friend of Farm Bureau” award Oct. 29 at the Montana Farm Bureau office in Bozeman. The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given at the end of each Congress to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2012: MFBF Annual Convention to feature national speakers

Frank Mitloehner, PhD, UC Davis, and Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau, Washington, D.C., are the headline speakers slated for the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention Nov. 11-14 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Mitloehner is renowned for his research that debunked the “cows are the major cause of global warming” myth. The air quality […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2012: Germans learn about agriculture during visit to Montana

The Montana Farm Bureau recently hosted four German agricultural professionals as part of the McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture. The McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture enables four Fellows from America and Germany to swap sides of the Atlantic for 21 days to broaden their insights and build transatlantic relationships. Fellows meet with fellowship alumni, policy makers, and […] Continue reading . . .

October 18th, 2012: Shoppers Find Higher Prices for Breakfast Items

Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store during the third quarter of the year, with many popular breakfast staples showing an increase in retail price. Higher retail prices for eggs, bacon, orange juice, milk and toasted oat cereal, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the latest American Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

October 18th, 2012: Hoofin’ It for Hunger in Miles City raises $2600

Hoofin’ it for Hunger combined fitness, agriculture awareness and fundraising to create a perfect event in Miles City. The 5K and 10K race, hosted by the Custer/Fallon County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers and the Agriculture Research Service/Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory held Oct. 14, attracted almost 100 runners and walkers and […] Continue reading . . .

October 11th, 2012: Win money in Youth Speech Contest

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Youth Speech Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 in conjunction with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s theme addresses the discussion about youth working in agriculture. The speech should cover concerns regarding the U.S. […] Continue reading . . .

October 8th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau convention slated for Billings

A 5K race, informative workshops, social media training, the prestigious awards banquet and the resolution session are all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention Nov. 11-14. This is the first year the state’s largest agricultural organization will hold their convention at the newly remodeled Billings Hotel and Convention Center, allowing them […] Continue reading . . .
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