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June 20th, 2013: Statement by Farm Bureau regarding House Defeat of the Farm Bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is highly disappointed the House did not complete work on the 2013 farm bill, the ‘Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.’  It was a balanced bill that would have provided much needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “I’m […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2013: Farm Bureau Summer Conference successful with meetings, food drive, tours

Water issues, animal health, noxious weeds and health care reform were all topics discussed at the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 11-13 in Bozeman.  More than 200 Farm Bureau members who serve on Farm Bureau’s advisory committees came together to talk about issues and work on policy ideas. The advisory committees ranged from taxation […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau comments on Miles City Resource Management Plan

Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has submitted comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Miles City.  Many of the residents within the area of the RMP are Farm Bureau members and could be significantly affected by management of BLM property in the area. MFBF Governmental Relations Director John […] Continue reading . . .

June 10th, 2013: Farm Bureau board members comment on rain, grass and hay

Most of Montana has received its fair share of rain during late May and even into early June.  Drive around the state and the grass is green and ag folks are happy. Most Montana Farm Bureau members are looking forward to a good summer with sufficient grazing and haying. “We have beautiful grass right now,” […] Continue reading . . .

June 10th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau comments on the passage of the farm bill in the Senate

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that the Senate has moved the 2013 farm bill forward. Known as the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act, the bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. “Farm Bureau has put a lot of time and effort into […] Continue reading . . .

June 6th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau, Ressler Chevrolet team up for Food Drive June 12

The Montana Farm Bureau is teaming up with Ressler Chevrolet in Bozeman to make sure needy families get some food this summer. Members of the state’s largest agricultural organization are traveling to Bozeman for the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 11-13. Farm Bureau members are encouraged to bring canned goods and other edibles to […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2013: 2013 MFBF Legislative Session Wrap-UP

The Last Word: How Ag Fared in 2013 The 63rd Legislature proved to be one of the most interesting in the history of Montana. For the first time in memory the House of Representatives passed the general fund budget bill without a single amendment and by a unanimous vote. Meanwhile the Senate was divided into […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference slated for Bozeman

“Growing Members, Growing Voice” is the theme of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference planned for June 11-13 at the GranTree Hotel in Bozeman.  The Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference is the time when members from 11 advisory committees come together to discuss issues and work on policy ideas. The advisory committees, ranging […] Continue reading . . .

May 14th, 2013: Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Senate Agriculture Committee Approval of Bipartisan Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2013 – “The Senate Agriculture Committee today put the farm bill on a solid road toward success. By following a bipartisan path and approving its farm bill legislation, the committee moved the farm bill forward with provisions that work well for America’s farm and ranch families. We are especially pleased that […] Continue reading . . .

May 13th, 2013: Farm Bureau dismayed be governor’s veto of bison bills

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed strong disappointment in Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s veto of several bills regarding wild bison.  The bills had easily passed the House and Senate, but met with the ‘veto’ stamp on the governor’s desk. “Montana Farm Bureau worked hard to protect family farms and ranches this session and agriculture’s voice […] Continue reading . . .
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