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August 2nd, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau wins appeal in tax case

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has won their appeal to the Montana Supreme Court overturning a lower court refusal to permit class certification in their tax reappraisal lawsuit against the Montana Department of Revenue. Initially, in February 2010, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Lucas Ranch and the Montana Taxpayers Association (Montax) filed a class […] Continue reading . . .

August 2nd, 2012: Farm Bureau pleased about vote on estate tax

Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that House action on H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) passed. H.R. 8 extends the 01-03 (Bush) tax cuts for one year. Under the bill, the estate tax exemption will remain at $5 million per person indexed for inflation, […] Continue reading . . .

August 1st, 2012: Proper cleaning can prevent equipment fires especially during drought

Ever have your combine burn up? The Montana Farm Bureau is urging everyone combining crops and baling hay to be extremely cautious this harvest season due to extremely dry conditions and high fire danger. Often the person driving the combine or pulling the baler can’t see what’s happening directly behind. By the time they notice […] Continue reading . . .

July 31st, 2012: Stallman: AFBF Will Oppose Farm Bill Extension

The American Farm Bureau Federation has said that a House proposal to extend the current farm bill for one year fails to move the nation any closer to securing a comprehensive, long-term farm bill and the organization would stand in opposition. “A one-year extension offers our farm and ranch families nothing in the way of […] Continue reading . . .

July 26th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau: Estate tax hurts farmers and ranchers

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed strong dismay that S. 3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, passed yesterday in a 51-48 vote. The state’s largest agricultural organization noted that if anything, the legislation isn’t going to help, but harm, family business and especially family farms and ranches. The bill did not include any extension […] Continue reading . . .

July 26th, 2012: Is Urban Farming an Urban Myth?

by Maurice Hladik, author of Demystifying Food from Farm to Fork I recently read an article that waxed eloquently about the virtues of urban farming in the U.S. and Canada, using the example of someone who was growing lettuce in the saddlebags of a rusted, old bicycle leaning against a garage. True, this was the […] Continue reading . . .

July 24th, 2012: Animal antibiotic fears unfounded

Farmers and ranchers are concerned that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal to restrict antibiotic use in animals is based on theory and not sound science. New hype regarding the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment (HR 965) is claiming overuse of animal antibiotics is causing increased antibiotic-resistance in humans. “There is no data […] Continue reading . . .

July 18th, 2012: Retail Prices for Meats, Dairy and Eggs Decline Slightly

Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the second quarter of 2012 with protein staples – meats, cheese, milk and eggs – showing the greatest drops in price, 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 […] Continue reading . . .

July 12th, 2012: MFBF President Hanson talks farm bill, trade at D.C. meeting

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson heard Farm Bill updates, and talked trade during the American Farm Bureau Council of Presidents in Washington, D.C. July 10-12. “It was exciting we were in Washington when the House Agriculture Committee, in a 35-11 vote, approved the Farm Bill. On Tuesday, Rep. Frank Lucas, chair of the House […] Continue reading . . .

July 12th, 2012: Website Aims to Prevent Accidental Pesticide Damage

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Department of Agriculture will hold a meeting July 18 in Helena to help launch Driftwatch, an online directory of crop locations sensitive to spray drift from neighboring fields. The idea behind Driftwatch is to help applicators and producers communicate more effectively about the location of crops that are particularly sensitive […] Continue reading . . .
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