Tours of an ethanol plant, a Collegiate Discussion Meet and new farming ideas were all on the agenda at the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference February 18-20 in Grand Rapids, MI. The conference, titled “Your Voice, Our Future,” covered an array of topics and issues pertinent to young people in agriculture. […]
The Cascade County Farm Bureau will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m., Feb. 27, in the Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls. Nine gubernatorial candidates have committed including Larry Jent (D), Jim Lynch (R), Rick Hill ( R), Neil Livingstone ( R), Jim O’Hara ( R), Corey Stapleton (R), Robert Fanning (R), […] Continue reading . . .
Food Check-Out Week, held February 19-25, is a celebration of food and the productivity of farmers and ranchers. This year, Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (MFBF WLC), along with Yellowstone County Farm Bureau, held an event Feb. 22 at the Lockwood IGA near Billings where they handed out literature about nutrition, talked about farming […] Continue reading . . .
by Cyndie Sirekis, American Farm Bureau Federation As they have done for the past decade and a half, farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus will reach out to consumers in their communities during Food Check-Out Week (Feb. 19-25 this year). The official theme of the week is “Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With […] Continue reading . . .
Statement by Jake Cummins, Executive Vice President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision Bozeman, MT, February 22, 2012—“The U.S. Supreme Court just unanimously overturned the Montana Supreme Court’s decision requiring PPL and other landowners such as our members to pay rent for the use of Montana’s riverbeds. The state of Montana and […] Continue reading . . .