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January 17th, 2012: Front Range County Farm Bureau member competes in national YF&R Discussion Meet

Honolulu –Seth Broesder, the winner of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet, traveled to Honolulu, HI to compete in the national YF&R Discussion Meet. Broesder successfully made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the event. The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. […] Continue reading . . .

January 13th, 2012: AFBF President Stallman Outlines Agriculture’s Successes; Challenges

America’s farmers and ranchers are more productive than ever and are providing a solid economic foundation for our nation, according to Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “We are the 1 percent that is producing food and fiber for the other 99 percent,” Stallman declared in his annual address to the approximately […] Continue reading . . .

January 13th, 2012: MFBF receives Apex Award from MFBF Foundation

HONOLULU – The Montana Farm Bureau received an APEX Award for outstanding financial support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The awards were presented during the Flapjack Fundraiser, a pancake breakfast at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting.The Apex Award is presented to state Farm Bureaus that have increased total investment […] Continue reading . . .

January 13th, 2012: Custer-Fallon County Member elected to American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Board

HONOLULU—Lillian Ostendorf, former Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) Chair, was elected to the national WLC during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jan. 8-10 in Honolulu. Ostendorf, who ranches with her family in Powderville, will serve a two-year term as a western region representative. There are a total of 10 women on the […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2012: MFBF Seeks Member Comments on Changes to IBMP Plan

Montana Farm Bureau has submitted comments addressing the proposed plan to allow bison out of Yellowstone Park into the Gardiner Basin.  This is a clear violation of the Montana Environmental Policy Act and the Montana Administrative Procedures Act, and we have filed a lawsuit on behalf of our members in the basin.  Now it is […] Continue reading . . .

January 9th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau receives Pinnacle Award at American Farm Bureau Convention

HONOLULU– The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) was recognized with the Pinnacle Award during the American Farm Bureau (AFBF’s) 93rd Annual Convention in Honolulu, HI. The prestigious Pinnacle Award is presented to state Farm Bureaus for overall outstanding program achievement –Exellence Awards and President’s Awards — combined with membership growth. MFBF received five awards for […] Continue reading . . .

December 12th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau Federation earns President’s Awards

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has earned three American Farm Bureau Federation President’s Awards in the 2011 State Awards Program. In addition to receiving five Awards of Excellence, Montana Farm Bureau Federation has earned a President’s Award in Ag Education & Promotion, Member Services and Public Relations & Information. MFBF was the only state in […] Continue reading . . .

December 9th, 2011: NRCS Announces Ranking Dates for Four Major Conservation Initiatives

BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 9, 2011–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set ranking dates for the On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel and Air Quality conservation initiatives. All four initiatives offer technical and financial assistance through the agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. “Producers tell us they want to apply for these initiatives, but many […] Continue reading . . .

December 6th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau Pleased With Horse Processing Legislation

Many Montana farmers and ranchers were pleased with recent legislation that eliminates a major hurdle for horse processing. H.R. 2112, contained in the 2012 federal appropriations bill, was signed into law by President Obama in late November. Back in 2009, a law passed prohibiting the funding of having a USDA inspector at horse processing plants. […] Continue reading . . .

December 1st, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau files with DNRC in water rights case

BOZEMAN, Dec. 1, 2011 – Today, the Montana Farm Bureau filed an amicus brief with the Montana Supreme Court in ‘Town of Manhattan versus the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Montana (DNRC).’ The Town of Manhattan feels they can use all of the water they want for municipal reasons, taking precedent over […] Continue reading . . .
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