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March 30th, 2012: USDA Warns of Fraudulent Letters, Calls

BOZEMAN, Mont., March 27, 2012–Officials with the U. S. Department of Agriculture have been notified that fraudulent letters and at least one fraudulent phone call have been received by individuals in a number of states. The phone call was received by an individual in Indiana, and letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and […] Continue reading . . .

March 28th, 2012: MFBF comments on sage grouse policies

The American Farm Bureau Federation, Western Energy Alliance and Public Lands Council have questioned the administration’s commitment to job and economic growth in comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management on greater sage-grouse policies in the West. Montana Farm Bureau has worked with AFBF on the comments, and feels strongly about keeping the sage-grouse […] Continue reading . . .

March 16th, 2012: Farm Bureau Favors Strong, Fiscally Sound Farm Policy

National farm policy must strike a balance between the need for a strong, effective safety net to protect farmers and ranchers against catastrophic revenue losses and fiscal soundness for the nation, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress. “The new farm bill must be a fiscally responsible package that meets spending reduction targets and assures […] Continue reading . . .

March 15th, 2012: It’s Groundwater Awareness Week

“Groundwater is important to you!” is the core message of National Groundwater Awareness Week 2012, March 11-17. Now well into its second decade, Groundwater Awareness Week spotlights one of the world’s most important resources – groundwater. “Groundwater remains critically important, whether you’re on a public water system or a private well,” said American Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

March 6th, 2012: Farm Safety Awareness Week underway

Ag Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, is underway, and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is encouraging everyone involved in agriculture to play it safe not only this week, but every day of the year. “Everyone in agriculture is aware of the dangers in our industry,” says Monica Switzer, chair of the Montana Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

February 28th, 2012: Celebrate agriculture during Ag Week, March 4-10

Had a good steak lately? Enjoyed a hearty Western omelet for brunch? What about spreading some honey on a tasty piece of whole wheat bread? Chances are this delicious food originated in the fields and pastures of Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Celebrating National Agriculture Week March 4-10, 2012, is a great way to think about […] Continue reading . . .

February 28th, 2012: Young farmers, ranchers learn new views on agriculture at national YF&R Conference

Tours of an ethanol plant, a Collegiate Discussion Meet and new farming ideas were all on the agenda at the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference February 18-20 in Grand Rapids, MI. The conference, titled “Your Voice, Our Future,” covered an array of topics and issues pertinent to young people in agriculture. […] Continue reading . . .

February 27th, 2012: Cascade County Farm Bureau Gubernatorial Candidate Forum – Live Streaming

The Cascade County Farm Bureau will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m., Feb. 27, in the Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls. Nine gubernatorial candidates have committed including Larry Jent (D), Jim Lynch (R), Rick Hill ( R), Neil Livingstone ( R), Jim O’Hara ( R), Corey Stapleton (R), Robert Fanning (R), […] Continue reading . . .

February 24th, 2012: Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week nationally, locally

Food Check-Out Week, held February 19-25, is a celebration of food and the productivity of farmers and ranchers. This year, Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (MFBF WLC), along with Yellowstone County Farm Bureau, held an event Feb. 22 at the Lockwood IGA near Billings where they handed out literature about nutrition, talked about farming […] Continue reading . . .

February 22nd, 2012: MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Reaches Out During Food Check-Out Week

by Cyndie Sirekis, American Farm Bureau Federation As they have done for the past decade and a half, farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus will reach out to consumers in their communities during Food Check-Out Week (Feb. 19-25 this year). The official theme of the week is “Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With […] Continue reading . . .
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