Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
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 . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging its members who are upset about a proposed rule change that would cause the State Lands Grazing Fee to increase, to attend the upcoming meetings. The meetings, held by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), take places between Sept. 12 and Sept 15. The proposed rule change [...] Continue reading . . .
Originally posted on the Cato @ Liberty website by Ilya Shapiro For over a century, Montana citizens have used non-navigable streambeds along their properties for various purposes without objection from the state government. The hydroelectric energy company PPL Montana and thousands of other private parties exercised their rights over these non-navigable stretches that the state [...] Continue reading . . .
MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Pesticide experts will go on tour Oct. 3-7 to help Eastern Montanans renew their private pesticide applicator licenses before the end of the year. Private citizens who wish to purchase, use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides on land they own, rent or lease need a private applicator [...] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau applauds yesterday’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denying a request by activist groups for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start next week in Montana. “This shows that common sense is prevailing in our court system,” notes MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Under guidance of the [...] Continue reading . . .
Cascade County Farm Bureau volunteer leaders including, Joe Garrity, Jim and Marjorie Pribyl, Bill and Candy Richter and Paul Johnson along with Alena Ogg, the Western Regional Manager for Montana Farm Bureau Federation, were recently on hand to teach the children about branding and its importance among ranchers. They learned how to tell the difference [...] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recognizes Edie Wright from Montana as an outstanding example of a volunteer educating about agriculture. Edie Wright has been volunteering in Farm Bureau for over 40 years as a county board member. Edie has also served as district representative on the state Women’s Committee, and on county and [...] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Department of Livestock has proposed significant changes to the way it manages Trichomoniasis (trich), a venereal disease of cattle that can cause serious reproductive problems in cows. The proposed changes are open for public review and comment through October 12, 2011. Specifically, the department has proposed to shift its focus from state-wide testing [...] Continue reading . . .
USDA Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Dick Deschamps urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for Value-loss Crops, to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011. This includes Christmas trees, crustaceans, fin fish, and flowers. Honey Honey has a [...] Continue reading . . .