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November 15th, 2012: Melstone rancher wins Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

BILLINGS – Jennifer Bergin, Mussellshell County Farm Bureau president, won the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center Nov. 11-14. The Discussion Meet is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. Bergin shared ideas with four other participants […] Continue reading . . .

November 15th, 2012: Washington insider provides political update for Montana Farm Bureau members

BILLINGS – American Farm Bureau Deputy Director of Public Policy, Dale Moore, provided a Washington, D.C. update during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Moore, who spoke during the Young Farmer and Rancher Luncheon Nov. 13, explained the Farm Bill will be on the front burner during the […] Continue reading . . .

November 13th, 2012: Melstone and Park City Youths wins Speech Contest

BILLINGS–Jack Jennaway, a 17-year-old from Melstone High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Senior Division – during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings Nov. 11. This was the second year Jennaway bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What does the ability of agricultural […] Continue reading . . .

November 13th, 2012: Montana farmers and ranchers urged to communicate with consumers

BILLINGS – The theme “tell your story” was repeated in workshops and echoed by speakers during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention Nov. 12 in Billings. Whether the speaker was Dr. Frank Mitloehner of University of California/Davis, Erika Poppelreiter speaking on behalf of the U.S. Farmer and Rancher Alliance or Russell Nemetz of the Northern Ag […] Continue reading . . .

November 9th, 2012: Thanksgiving dinner increases by only 28 cents in 2012

Worried that your Thanksgiving dinner cost is going to escalate in the coming year? According to the American Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Dinner Cost survey, the cost of the classic Thanksgiving dinner is only up slightly this year. The traditional turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all of the basic trimmings increased less than one percent. […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2012: Statement by Bob Stallman, President, AFBF, Regarding Election and Lame Duck Session

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2012 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election, as well as those candidates elected to serve during the 113th session of Congress. A number of important issues lie ahead of us, both for our nation, and for American agriculture. It is vital that, under the […] Continue reading . . .

November 2nd, 2012: Food security paramount to national security

The recent “Superstorm Sandy” not only left millions without power but many grocery stores found their shelves bare not only in the pre-storm rush of residents to stock up, but in the after-storm difficulty of getting goods from Point A to Point B. “It’s in times like these, following a natural disaster, that people recognize […] Continue reading . . .

October 29th, 2012: Congressman Rehberg receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg was presented with a “Friend of Farm Bureau” award Oct. 29 at the Montana Farm Bureau office in Bozeman. The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given at the end of each Congress to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2012: MFBF Annual Convention to feature national speakers

Frank Mitloehner, PhD, UC Davis, and Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau, Washington, D.C., are the headline speakers slated for the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention Nov. 11-14 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Mitloehner is renowned for his research that debunked the “cows are the major cause of global warming” myth. The air quality […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2012: Germans learn about agriculture during visit to Montana

The Montana Farm Bureau recently hosted four German agricultural professionals as part of the McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture. The McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture enables four Fellows from America and Germany to swap sides of the Atlantic for 21 days to broaden their insights and build transatlantic relationships. Fellows meet with fellowship alumni, policy makers, and […] Continue reading . . .
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