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April 2nd, 2014: Statement: Regarding EPA’s Proposed “waters” Rule

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding EPA’s Proposed ‘Waters’ Rule “Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation carefully reviewed EPA’s March 25 release of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule. The results of our review are dismaying. “The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. […] Continue reading . . .

March 25th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau to closely examine EPA’s rule on water

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed rule is being lauded by the EPA as one that will “benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean […] Continue reading . . .

March 24th, 2014: Montana livestock groups express dismay Board of Livestock’s budget meeting

On February 19, four Montana agriculture groups—the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Stockgrowers Association, the Montana Woolgrowers and the Montana Association of Livestock Auction Markets sent a letter to the Montana Board of Livestock regarding BOL budget issues. The organizations’ comments were not addressed or considered at the recent BOL/DOL meeting. “We understand that the […] Continue reading . . .

March 20th, 2014: Celebrate food and farming during Ag Week

The Montana Farm Bureau is celebrating Ag Week, March 23-29. Ag Week is about recognizing – and celebrating – the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. There are many things to cheer about modern agriculture, the first being the increase in productivity over the years. In 1960, one farmer fed 25 people. Today that […] Continue reading . . .

March 7th, 2014: MFBF, MGGA talk about 2014 Farm Bill at Hobson event

The Montana Farm Bureau (MFBF) and the Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) held an informational session on the Agricultural Act of 2014 March 4 at the Bos Terra Auditorium in Hobson. The session was designed to provide the most up-to-date knowledge about the changes in the five-year 2014 Farm Bill. MFBF’s John Youngberg discussed the […] Continue reading . . .

March 7th, 2014: Biotechnology and Coexistence

Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation “The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Agriculture Department’s decision to move forward with an important recommendation about biotechnology and coexistence. That recommendation, from the final report of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), is to foster communication and collaboration to strengthen […] Continue reading . . .

March 7th, 2014: National Women’s Leadership conference focuses on ag promotion

Lillian Ostendorf, a Powderville rancher who serves as western representative on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, recently attended the Women’s Leadership Committee Chairs/Promotion and Education Committee (P&E) Conference in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Debbie Bricker, district 3 chair of the Montana Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) who was representing Montana at the […] Continue reading . . .

March 4th, 2014: Farm Bureau leaders hone skills at national workshop

Leaders from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation along with county Farm Bureau leaders from across the state, had the opportunity to attend a conference that honed skills on problem solving, idea sharing, membership recruitment and networking. ‘The American Farm Bureau Western Region Leadership Conference was held February 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV. Montana Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

February 25th, 2014: MFBF Campaign School offers great advice for candidates

The Montana Farm Bureau Campaign School held February 17-18 in Helena, provided a comprehensive outlook on how to run a winning campaign. The topics ranged from handling a media interview and developing the most effective direct mail piece to hiring a campaign manager and getting votes. Cody Lyon, director of grassroots/political advocacy for American Farm […] Continue reading . . .

February 24th, 2014: Farm Bureau applauds Right to Grow GMO Program

The Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau support the recent announcement that farmers who are looking to plant new technologies have a reliable way to market their product with the “Right to Grow GMO” program. The program, developed by Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC, will serve as a model to provide confidence for the […] Continue reading . . .
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