With Earth Day April 22, people around the globe will voice their appreciation for the planet and talk about plans to keep the planet vibrant and healthy. “Certainly every day is Earth Day for farmers and ranchers who spend most of their time out in Mother Nature, whether they are growing crops or managing the […]
By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation President Abraham Lincoln is known for many achievements during his lifetime, but a little known triumph of his—that affects farmers and ranchers greatly—was the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture 150 years ago. On May 15, 1862, President Lincoln signed into law a bill establishing […] Continue reading . . .
By Kenneth Dierschke Kenneth Dierschke is president of the Texas Farm Bureau and an American Farm Bureau Federation board member. This article first appeared on TFB’s blog Texas Agriculture Talks and is redistributed with permission. Everyone in agriculture knew there would be substantial cuts in the new farm bill. Most agricultural organizations had signaled that […] Continue reading . . .
Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding an Oil and Gas Leasing Seminar in conjunction with the Montana Petroleum Association and the Montana Stockgrowers Association. The seminar will be held on: April 24, 2012 1:30 – 3:30 PM Heritage Inn Great Falls, MT Click here for directions The Seminar will be conducted by Stephen R. Brown […] Continue reading . . .
On March 28 and 29, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) hosted ‘The ABC’s of Campaigning’ for twenty hopeful candidates. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) facilitates the bi-partisan school which provides great insight and tools for candidates to use throughout their campaigns. Campaign school facilitator and AFBF Director of Policy Implementation, Linda Johnson, led […] Continue reading . . .
BOZEMAN, Mont., March 27, 2012–Officials with the U. S. Department of Agriculture have been notified that fraudulent letters and at least one fraudulent phone call have been received by individuals in a number of states. The phone call was received by an individual in Indiana, and letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and […] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Federation, Western Energy Alliance and Public Lands Council have questioned the administration’s commitment to job and economic growth in comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management on greater sage-grouse policies in the West. Montana Farm Bureau has worked with AFBF on the comments, and feels strongly about keeping the sage-grouse […] Continue reading . . .
National farm policy must strike a balance between the need for a strong, effective safety net to protect farmers and ranchers against catastrophic revenue losses and fiscal soundness for the nation, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress. “The new farm bill must be a fiscally responsible package that meets spending reduction targets and assures […] Continue reading . . .