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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 . . .

February 22nd, 2012: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Montana decision on riverbeds

Statement by Jake Cummins, Executive Vice President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision Bozeman, MT, February 22, 2012—“The U.S. Supreme Court just unanimously overturned the Montana Supreme Court’s decision requiring PPL and other landowners such as our members to pay rent for the use of Montana’s riverbeds. The state of Montana and […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2012: Tree Farmers to host breakfast meetings around Montana

In 2012 the Montana Tree Farm Steering Committee will host a series of breakfast meetings around the state.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide Tree Farmers with local opportunities to get involved with the organization, socialize with other Tree Farmers in their area, and have an open forum on topics of interest. The […] Continue reading . . .

February 21st, 2012: We Can Protect Our Farm Kids

By Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation As a boy growing up in southeast Texas, I not only worked on my family’s farm, I lived and breathed it. What many people outside of rural America don’t understand is that farm work for a kid is not just a chore or a job—it’s a way […] Continue reading . . .

February 13th, 2012: Montana Range Days Offers Scholarships

Helena, MT- With an increasing commitment to rangeland education, the Montana Range Days program has announced that $3000 in college scholarships will be offered for 2012. Three different $1000 scholarships will be given, including the “Bob Sitz Memorial Scholarship”, presented by the Sitz Family and the Sitz Angus Ranch of Harrison and Dillon, a “Montana […] Continue reading . . .
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