Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is praising the Congressional ratification of three bilateral free-trade agreements between the United States and Korea, Colombia and Panama, as well as approval of Trade Adjustment Assistance. “Passage of this agreement is a real boon for Montana’s farmers and ranchers,” says MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Whether you’re a grain [...] Continue reading . . .
Bozeman — Diana Bailey, Executive Secretary and Chief Financial officer for Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is among three Montanans who have been named 2011 Outstanding Ag Leaders by the College of Agriculture at Montana State University. Dan Lake of Ronan and Richard Owen of Geraldine are the other two. All three will be honored at [...] Continue reading . . .
Once again cows, bulls and heifers will be loitering on Reserve Street in Missoula. It’s all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention Nov. 6-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. More than 500 farmers and ranchers from across the state of Montana will come together to discuss issues, learn about [...] Continue reading . . .
The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday and two cases on the docket have a direct relevance to U.S. agriculture, according to Danielle Quist, AFBF legal counsel. The first case is Sackett v. EPA. The second case is PPL Montana v. Montana. Sackett v. EPA is an Idaho case where the Environmental Protection [...] Continue reading . . .
Originally posted by Belgrade News Article written by By Michael Tucker, staff writer Belgrade News A state agency charged with managing public lands that fund schools is considering a plan to charge fees for using water located on or originating from those lands. But the idea has the agriculture community nervous. The Montana Department of [...] Continue reading . . .
MFBF has submitted formal comments on proposed increases in the rental rate for state grazing leases. Among other points forwarded to the Montana Department of Natural Resources is that a study being used to promote the increases, which was commissioned by the Land Board, did not adequately account for variances in the value of state [...] Continue reading . . .
From now through the end of September, county Farm Bureaus across Montana are holding annual meetings. These meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow Farm Bureau members and to discuss current issues in your area. Your county Farm Bureau will also elect county leaders & vote upon resolutions for Farm Bureau policy on [...] Continue reading . . .
Updated slides on U.S. red meat exports through July – the most current stats available, are available by clicking the link below. The slides and statistics are provided by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Click here to download or view the latest red meat export statistics. Continue reading . . .
Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one [...] Continue reading . . .
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing regulations for what is called particulate matter, which is basically soot and dust. Soot is what comes from car emissions and factories and is manmade. Dust is a different story. Its particles are larger, it’s naturally occurring and there is no scientific evidence in regard to being [...] Continue reading . . .