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October 18th, 2012: Shoppers Find Higher Prices for Breakfast Items

Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store during the third quarter of the year, with many popular breakfast staples showing an increase in retail price. Higher retail prices for eggs, bacon, orange juice, milk and toasted oat cereal, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the latest American Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

October 18th, 2012: Hoofin’ It for Hunger in Miles City raises $2600

Hoofin’ it for Hunger combined fitness, agriculture awareness and fundraising to create a perfect event in Miles City. The 5K and 10K race, hosted by the Custer/Fallon County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers and the Agriculture Research Service/Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory held Oct. 14, attracted almost 100 runners and walkers and […] Continue reading . . .

October 11th, 2012: Win money in Youth Speech Contest

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Youth Speech Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 in conjunction with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s theme addresses the discussion about youth working in agriculture. The speech should cover concerns regarding the U.S. […] Continue reading . . .

October 8th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau convention slated for Billings

A 5K race, informative workshops, social media training, the prestigious awards banquet and the resolution session are all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention Nov. 11-14. This is the first year the state’s largest agricultural organization will hold their convention at the newly remodeled Billings Hotel and Convention Center, allowing them […] Continue reading . . .

October 5th, 2012: MFBF pleased IRS defers capital gains tax in disaster areas

The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is allowing farmers and ranchers who sell animals early to defer their capital gains tax. Farmers and ranchers in designated disaster areas that are forced to sell draft animals, breeding livestock or dairy animals early because of drought, flood or other weather related conditions […] Continue reading . . .

October 1st, 2012: Hoofin’ It For Hunger run taking place in Miles City, Billings

Want to get some exercise and contribute to a good cause? Plan to walk or run in Hoofin’ It For Hunger runs being held in Miles City and Billings. The events include a 5K, 10K and a one-mile fun walk/run. The Miles City Hoofin’ It For Hunger takes place at Oct. 14 at historic Fort […] Continue reading . . .

September 27th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau takes exception to new school lunch regulations

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is taking exception to the new school food regulations coming down from the United States Department of Agriculture and the White House. According to the USDA, which released the rules in January 2012, the ‘Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act’ has new meal requirements that supposedly improve the health and […] Continue reading . . .

September 20th, 2012: Cap Gains Tax Precludes Farmers from Passing Torch

The American Farm Bureau Federation today urged Congress to reform the capital gains tax because of its detriment to young and beginning farmers. In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees’ joint hearing on tax reform, AFBF said the cumbersome tax makes it difficult for current farmers to pass […] Continue reading . . .

September 19th, 2012: MFBF focuses on fire safety during Ag Health and Safety Week

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (www.isash.org) urges everyone involved in agriculture to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 16-22) and promote awareness of safety solutions year round. This year’s theme, “Agricultural Safety and Health … A Family Affair,” focuses on the family farm. In Montana, having a family farm or […] Continue reading . . .

September 18th, 2012: Farm Groups File Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Forestry Case

Stormwater runoff from tree harvesting and other forestry activities, like most agricultural activities, should not be subject to federal Clean Water Act permitting requirements, according to a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court by the American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm groups. Joining AFBF, the National Pork Producers Council and the National Council […] Continue reading . . .
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