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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 . . .

January 21st, 2013: AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013

Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting, which wrapped up this week in Nashville, the organization’s board of directors met to establish priorities for AFBF’s 2013 strategic action plan. “This plan represents those issue areas where we believe the American Farm Bureau Federation and its grassroots members will have […] Continue reading . . .

January 17th, 2013: Policy set, stories shared at AFBF Convention

NASHVILLE – Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson and MFBF President Bruce Wright wrapped up the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention Jan. 11-16 in Nashville by participating as voting delegates at the AFBF Annual Meeting. “There were interesting discussions in the session regarding the farm bill, ethanol, dairy and a variety of topics,” noted […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2013: MFBF receives awards at AFBF Convention

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 . . .

January 16th, 2013: Farm Bureau Women Celebrate an Outstanding Year

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 . . .
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