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February 14th, 2013: Farm Bureau supportive of bison bill

The Montana Farm Bureau is voicing its strong support for HB 396, a bill introduced by Rep. Mike Lang, R-Malta. The bill requires Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock to get permission from county commissioners before wild bison/buffalo, certified by the state veterinarian as brucellosis-free, can be released, transplanted or […] Continue reading . . .

February 10th, 2013: MFBF applauds House passage of wolf management bill

HELENA–The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the Legislature for their “yea” vote on House Bill 73, a bill now on its way to Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s office. The wolf management bill would allow the purchase of more than one hunting license for wolves, prohibits the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks from drawing […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2013: DAINES CALLS FOR FIVE-YEAR FARM BILL, REGULATORY RELIEF FOR MONTANA AG PRODUCERS

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Congressman Steve Daines today called on Congress to pass a long-term Farm Bill that provides certainty for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. In a meeting this morning with leaders of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Daines listened to members’ concerns and reaffirmed his commitment to passing a five-year Farm Bill and working to […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2013: Calling on Capitol provides great opportunity for young farmers and ranchers

Twenty young people with a passion for agriculture participated in Montana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol Jan. 29-30. Calling on the Capitol is a time to learn more about how the legislature operates and meet with state leaders. The group had the opportunity to meet Montana Governor Steve Bullock and […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2013: MFBF: Ag needs to be removed from SB4

HELENA—The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers and ranchers to ask members of the Senate Taxation Committee to remove agriculture land, also known as Class 3 property, from Senate Bill 4. SB 4 puts tax classes 3, 4 and 10 into a one-year reappraisal cycle instead of the current six year cycle. “It’s […] Continue reading . . .

January 30th, 2013: Farm Bureau applauds tabling of anti-property rights bill

HELENA–The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the House Judiciary Committee for tabling House Bill 235—a bill that would have allowed corner crossing as a legal form of access. “Tabling this bill is a victory for farmers and ranchers, land owners and private property rights,” said MFBF Lobbyist Nicole Rolf. “If this bill would have become law, […] Continue reading . . .

January 29th, 2013: MFBF applauds Japan’s decision on beef

Japan’s recent announcement that they will allow accept beef from cattle 30 months and less was met with enthusiasm by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF). Japan instituted BSE- related trade restrictions on the imports of U.S. beef in Dec. 2003. Until Dec. 2003 Japan had been the largest export market for U.S. beef with […] Continue reading . . .

January 25th, 2013: Farm Bureau strongly supports Extension, Research Station budgets

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging lawmakers to vote for an increased budget for the Montana Ag Experiment Stations (MAES) and Cooperative Extension.  The increased budget would go toward restoring six positions and help the entities afford deferred maintenance. (MAES has a backlog of $11 million in maintenance.) The current budget proposal by […] Continue reading . . .

January 25th, 2013: Catching Flies with Honey

By Tracy Grondine, director of media relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Undoubtedly, America’s food supply is one of the greatest in the world. Our food production couples the best of conventional farming with historical and organic practices to give consumers an infinite variety of safe, high-quality food. So, why are there still modern […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2013: MFBF YF&R Calling on the Capitol – January 29-30th

January 29 & 30 Red Lion Colonial Inn * Helena Make plans now to attend the 2013 Young Farmer & Rancher Calling on the Capitol. This event offers a chance for you to meet with, talk to, and influence the individuals who help to plan the future of our state’s agricultural industry and our way […] Continue reading . . .
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