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February 28th, 2013: Northwest Counties Farm Bureau offers county scholarships

Northwest Counties Farm Bureau is offering (4) $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors whose family is a member of the Northwest Counties Farm Bureau.   Scholarship applications can be found by contacting school councilors in the counties that make up Northwest Counties Farm Bureau (Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral and Missoula) and must be received no […] Continue reading . . .

February 22nd, 2013: MFBF strong supporter of business equipment tax relief bill

The Montana Farm Bureau is strongly supporting HB 472, a business equipment tax relief bill sponsored by Jerry Bennett, R-Libby. The bill was heard this morning in the House Taxation Committee. The bill reduces business equipment taxes by increasing the exemption. “HB 472 provides real and significant business equipment tax relief to all Montana farmers, […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2013: MFBF Council of Presidents meets with leadership in Helena

Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) county presidents traveled across the state to convene in Helena for the MFBF Council of Presidents Feb. 19-20. The gathering was a time for leadership and volunteer recruitment training as well as a time to meet with legislators, agency leaders and Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Bullock spent time visiting with […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2013: Young Farmers and Ranchers attend national conference in Phoenix

A large delegation of 34 Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) members developed new skills during American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Joint Leadership Conference earlier in February.  The Joint Leadership Conference prepares Farm Bureau leaders to be strong advocates on AFBF’s priority issues for the 113th Congress. This year, the conference overlapped with the AFBF Young […] Continue reading . . .

February 14th, 2013: Food Check-Out Week promotes stretching grocery dollars

Food Check-Out Week is a time to show consumers how to stretch their food dollars as well as celebrate the productivity of farmers and ranchers. Eating healthy while on a tight budget is within reach for most Americans, provided they’re willing to invest some time in strategic shopping. During Farm Bureau’s upcoming Food Check-Out Week, […] Continue reading . . .

February 14th, 2013: Farm Bureau continues to oppose corner crossing bill

When HB 235, the bill that threatened property rights, was tabled in the House Judiciary Committee, the Montana Farm Bureau applauded the committee members for their insight. The bill would have allowed corner crossing as a legal form of access. “There is an effort being made by the bill sponsor and supporters to blast the […] Continue reading . . .

February 14th, 2013: Farm Bureau supportive of bison bill

The Montana Farm Bureau is voicing its strong support for HB 396, a bill introduced by Rep. Mike Lang, R-Malta. The bill requires Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock to get permission from county commissioners before wild bison/buffalo, certified by the state veterinarian as brucellosis-free, can be released, transplanted or […] Continue reading . . .

February 10th, 2013: MFBF applauds House passage of wolf management bill

HELENA–The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the Legislature for their “yea” vote on House Bill 73, a bill now on its way to Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s office. The wolf management bill would allow the purchase of more than one hunting license for wolves, prohibits the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks from drawing […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2013: DAINES CALLS FOR FIVE-YEAR FARM BILL, REGULATORY RELIEF FOR MONTANA AG PRODUCERS

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Congressman Steve Daines today called on Congress to pass a long-term Farm Bill that provides certainty for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. In a meeting this morning with leaders of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Daines listened to members’ concerns and reaffirmed his commitment to passing a five-year Farm Bill and working to […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2013: Calling on Capitol provides great opportunity for young farmers and ranchers

Twenty young people with a passion for agriculture participated in Montana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol Jan. 29-30. Calling on the Capitol is a time to learn more about how the legislature operates and meet with state leaders. The group had the opportunity to meet Montana Governor Steve Bullock and […] Continue reading . . .
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