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December 21st, 2012: EPA Withdraws Order In the Face of Farmer’s Lawsuit

The Montana Farm Bureau was pleased with the news that the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for storm water runoff from her farmyard or face up to $37,500 per day in penalties. While the action is a great […] Continue reading . . .

December 20th, 2012: MFBF members appointed to national committees

Members of Montana Farm Bureau Federation have been appointed to serve on the advisory committees of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The advisory committees meet annually in Washington, D.C. to provide input for future Farm Bureau policy. Serving on the 2012 AFBF Advisory Committees are: Animal Health – Turk Stovall, Billings; alternate, Tonya Rolf-Liles, […] Continue reading . . .

December 13th, 2012: Hanson reports from Washington, D.C.

There might not be much happening in Congress in Washington, D.C., but there was a lot happening at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) in the nation’s capital earlier this week. Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson, who serves on the AFBF Board of Directors, participated on the national Policy Development Committee. Hanson was pleased […] Continue reading . . .

December 3rd, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau Federation urges immediate estate tax reform

As the December 31 deadline for tax reform looms, the Montana Farm Bureau is expressing urgency in solving the estate tax issue. The current rate, 35 percent with a $5 million exemption, will revert to 55 percent and a $1 million exemption at midnight on Dec. 31, which will strike a real blow to farm […] Continue reading . . .

December 3rd, 2012: MSU, MFBF look forward to continued partnership

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is looking forward to continuing its work with Montana State University in 2013. Following a meeting with Montana State University President Waded Cruzado, MFBF Executive Vice President Jake Cummins noted that the state’s largest agricultural organization plans to continue its support of the university’s agricultural programs. “The Montana Farm […] Continue reading . . .

November 19th, 2012: The Holidays are Here and the Duck is Lame

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Its official, the holidays are upon us. We narrowly escaped the rapid fire of election ads and weren’t even finished with the Thanksgiving meal before being fa-la-la-la-la’d with luxury cars wrapped in bows and soft drink-swigging polar bears. As the commercials indicate, December is a time for […] Continue reading . . .

November 19th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau holds elections at convention

BILLINGS—Bob Hanson, a rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Bruce Wright, a farmer from Bozeman, was re-elected as vice president of the state’s largest agricultural organization. Harris Wheat, a cattle rancher from Dillon, was re-elected as District 2 Director; Ronda Johnston, a rancher from Melville, was […] Continue reading . . .

November 15th, 2012: Milburn receives Distinguished Service Award

BILLINGS – Mike Milburn, a Montana legislator and rancher from Cascade, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) during the MFBF Awards Banquet Nov. 13 at the Billing Hotel and Convention Center. Milburn served eight years in the Montana Legislature, serving as Speaker of the House for the past two […] Continue reading . . .

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 . . .
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