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NASHVILLE – The Montana Farm Bureau has received the New Horizon Award for their Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Hoofin’ It for Hunger program during the AFBF Annual Convention January 13-16 in Nashville, TN. The New Horizon Award has been added to recognize new and innovative programs or projects conducted by states. This is the […] Continue reading . . .
NASHVILLE – Leadership development and agricultural education are just a few of the goals of the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC). Several members of the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee attended WLC meetings during the AFBF Annual Convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville. Gretchen Schubert, MFBF WLC chair, noted, “The Women’s Leadership Committee, both […] Continue reading . . .
Members of the Montana Farm Bureau are heading to the American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville. The convention promises to have plenty of workshops, top-notch speakers, an extensive trade show and networking. This is the time when voting delegates from state Farm Bureaus come together to set policy for the year. MFBF President […] Continue reading . . .
Shoppers paid a bit less for food at the grocery store during the fourth quarter of 2012, with some popular fruits and veggies showing a decline in retail price. Lower retail prices for Russet potatoes, bagged salad and apples, among other foods, resulted in a slight decrease in the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Quarterly […] Continue reading . . .
by Bob Hanson, Montana Farm Bureau Federation President Today, the Montana Sixth Judicial District Court issued an order on the bison case filed by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, the Park County Stockgrowers Association and Park County. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is extremely disappointed in the Court’s determination that the State of Montana’s release […] Continue reading . . .
By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Growers generally appreciate moisture, but wind-driven rain and hail have spread blight through Montana’s lentil, chickpea and dry pea fields. To protect their $1.2 billion industry from Ascochyta blight, growers should rotate their crops with at least three years between pulse crops, get accurate diagnoses of suspected […] Continue reading . . .
January 2, 2012 Although not all of the language in the “Fiscal Cliff Package” was ideal, some of the language was met with a positive response from the American and Montana Farm Bureau Federations. “The most positive aspect of this Fiscal Cliff Package was the permanent $5 million exemption level on estate tax, which had […] Continue reading . . .
Montana Farm Bureau President, Bob Hanson, was interviewed by CNBC today regarding implications of Death Tax increases that will take effect if a deal can not be reached in Congress. After speaking with Montana Senator Max Baucus on December 10th, MFBF had good reason to believe that the issue was on the way to being […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final rule accepts hot brands as official identification for interstate movement of livestock. The rule establishes general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock. USDA received more than 1,600 comments on the proposal. In response to recommendations from Farm Bureau and cattle […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau was pleased with the news that the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for storm water runoff from her farmyard or face up to $37,500 per day in penalties. While the action is a great […] Continue reading . . .