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January 25th, 2013: Catching Flies with Honey

By Tracy Grondine, director of media relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Undoubtedly, America’s food supply is one of the greatest in the world. Our food production couples the best of conventional farming with historical and organic practices to give consumers an infinite variety of safe, high-quality food. So, why are there still modern […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2013: MFBF YF&R Calling on the Capitol – January 29-30th

January 29 & 30 Red Lion Colonial Inn * Helena Make plans now to attend the 2013 Young Farmer & Rancher Calling on the Capitol. This event offers a chance for you to meet with, talk to, and influence the individuals who help to plan the future of our state’s agricultural industry and our way […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2013: AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013

Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting, which wrapped up this week in Nashville, the organization’s board of directors met to establish priorities for AFBF’s 2013 strategic action plan. “This plan represents those issue areas where we believe the American Farm Bureau Federation and its grassroots members will have […] Continue reading . . .

January 17th, 2013: Policy set, stories shared at AFBF Convention

NASHVILLE – Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson and MFBF President Bruce Wright wrapped up the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention Jan. 11-16 in Nashville by participating as voting delegates at the AFBF Annual Meeting. “There were interesting discussions in the session regarding the farm bill, ethanol, dairy and a variety of topics,” noted […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2013: MFBF receives awards at AFBF Convention

NASHVILLE – The Montana Farm Bureau has received the New Horizon Award for their Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Hoofin’ It for Hunger program during the AFBF Annual Convention January 13-16 in Nashville, TN. The New Horizon Award has been added to recognize new and innovative programs or projects conducted by states. This is the […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2013: Farm Bureau Women Celebrate an Outstanding Year

NASHVILLE – Leadership development and agricultural education are just a few of the goals of the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC). Several members of the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee attended WLC meetings during the AFBF Annual Convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville. Gretchen Schubert, MFBF WLC chair, noted, “The Women’s Leadership Committee, both […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2013: Policy sets guidelines for Farm Bureaus

Members of the Montana Farm Bureau are heading to the American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville. The convention promises to have plenty of workshops, top-notch speakers, an extensive trade show and networking. This is the time when voting delegates from state Farm Bureaus come together to set policy for the year. MFBF President […] Continue reading . . .

January 8th, 2013: Retail Food Prices Decline Slightly in Fourth Quarter 2012

Shoppers paid a bit less for food at the grocery store during the fourth quarter of 2012, with some popular fruits and veggies showing a decline in retail price. Lower retail prices for Russet potatoes, bagged salad and apples, among other foods, resulted in a slight decrease in the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Quarterly […] Continue reading . . .

January 8th, 2013: Statement on MT 6th Judicial Court Order in Bison Case

by Bob Hanson, Montana Farm Bureau Federation President Today, the Montana Sixth Judicial District Court issued an order on the bison case filed by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, the Park County Stockgrowers Association and Park County. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is extremely disappointed in the Court’s determination that the State of Montana’s release […] Continue reading . . .

January 7th, 2013: Wind-driven rain and hail spread blight through Montana’s pulse crops

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Growers generally appreciate moisture, but wind-driven rain and hail have spread blight through Montana’s lentil, chickpea and dry pea fields. To protect their $1.2 billion industry from Ascochyta blight, growers should rotate their crops with at least three years between pulse crops, get accurate diagnoses of suspected […] Continue reading . . .
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