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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 . . .

August 2nd, 2012: Farm Bureau pleased about vote on estate tax

Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that House action on H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) passed. H.R. 8 extends the 01-03 (Bush) tax cuts for one year. Under the bill, the estate tax exemption will remain at $5 million per person indexed for inflation, […] Continue reading . . .

August 1st, 2012: Proper cleaning can prevent equipment fires especially during drought

Ever have your combine burn up? The Montana Farm Bureau is urging everyone combining crops and baling hay to be extremely cautious this harvest season due to extremely dry conditions and high fire danger. Often the person driving the combine or pulling the baler can’t see what’s happening directly behind. By the time they notice […] Continue reading . . .

July 31st, 2012: Stallman: AFBF Will Oppose Farm Bill Extension

The American Farm Bureau Federation has said that a House proposal to extend the current farm bill for one year fails to move the nation any closer to securing a comprehensive, long-term farm bill and the organization would stand in opposition. “A one-year extension offers our farm and ranch families nothing in the way of […] Continue reading . . .
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