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September 5th, 2012: MFBF submits comments regarding rivers that are navigatable.

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has provided public comment on SB 35, the proposed rule regarding rivers that are navigable for title. In the prepared comments, MFBF’s John Youngberg put forth several concerns, including the definition of the words [river] bed, footprint and low-water mark. He noted that the section on “hazards” is not necessary […] Continue reading . . .

August 29th, 2012: Agriculture Leaders Announced as Rally Emcees

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2012 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman and Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, have been announced as the masters of ceremony for the upcoming “Farm Bill Now” rally. The event, hosted by AFBF, NFU and a coalition of other agricultural organizations, will take place on Sept. […] Continue reading . . .

August 28th, 2012: EPA, Corps of Engineers flooding farmers with regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers appear intent on regulating all water. As bad as what they’re trying to do is the way they’re trying to do it, through what’s known as a Guidance Document. Not that Farm Bureau wouldn’t be against this proposal if EPA and the Corps went through […] Continue reading . . .

August 27th, 2012: Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill

New website, planned events in Iowa, D.C., highlight effort to provide American farmers with certainty, security WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, has joined a coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a […] Continue reading . . .

August 23rd, 2012: MFBF Submits Comments on Year-Round Bison Habitat

Today, August 23, 2012, Montana Farm Bureau Federation has submitted comments to the Montana Department of Livestock on proposed year-round bison habitat. Click here to download a copy of the MFBF Comments Continue reading . . .

August 23rd, 2012: Livestock scale testing update

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers and rancher with livestock scales to make sure their scales have a current license in Montana and in some instances, make sure scales are in compliance with the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) new rules. “Someone told me they heard scales had to be […] Continue reading . . .

August 21st, 2012: YALC slated for October in Great Falls

YOUNG AG LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE October 5-7, 2012  • Holiday Inn • Great Falls HILGER—Mark your calendar! Montana’s ninth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) has been set for October 5-7 and is taking place at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. Young agriculturalists aged 18-40 are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference, where leadership development, […] Continue reading . . .

August 13th, 2012: MFBF urges public to speak out about over regulation of water

The Montana Farm Bureau has kicked off its “Stop the Flood of Regulation” campaign. The campaign urges Congressmen to oppose any legislation or other attempts to take the word ‘navigable’ out of the Clean Water Act. Through what is officially known as a “guidance document,” EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking to […] Continue reading . . .

August 13th, 2012: MFBF leaders attend Communications Boot Camp

“Keep your messages concise” was the directive given to women participating in the sixth annual American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Communications Boot Camp in Washington, D.C. Two of the women, Lillian Ostendorf and Niki Sardot, hail from Montana and have Farm Bureau leadership positions: Ostendorf currently sits on the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee board […] Continue reading . . .

August 2nd, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau wins appeal in tax case

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has won their appeal to the Montana Supreme Court overturning a lower court refusal to permit class certification in their tax reappraisal lawsuit against the Montana Department of Revenue. Initially, in February 2010, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Lucas Ranch and the Montana Taxpayers Association (Montax) filed a class […] Continue reading . . .
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