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May 17th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau in strong opposition of I-166

The recently proposed Initiative 166, although couched in campaign finance reform rhetoric, would hurt small business and family farmers and ranchers, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. “This is not about finance reform and banning corporate money in campaigns, it’s about constitutional rights,” says John Youngberg, Montana Farm Bureau’s vice president of governmental affairs. […] Continue reading . . .

May 11th, 2012: MFBF says government agencies may be in violation of law if bison hazing halted

The state’s largest agricultural organization, the Montana Farm Bureau, says the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service may risk violating the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) if helicopter hazing of buffalo is halted. A group, the Alliance of the Wild Rockies, has […] Continue reading . . .

May 2nd, 2012: NORTH DAKOTA AND MONTANA: A TALE OF TWO ENERGY STATES

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation In response to President Obama’s claims regarding his role in the dramatic increase in oil and gas production across the country, experts, such as the Institute for Energy Research, demonstrate that leasing of federal lands let alone the production from them has […] Continue reading . . .

April 27th, 2012: MFBF 2012 Summer Conference – June 12-14

Montana Farm Bureau Federation ♦ 2012 Summer Conference ♦ Legacy of the Land June 12-14 – Fairmont Hot Springs Bring the Whole Family FREE Pool & Water Slide Passes for the Kids Daily pool passes are included with your stay PLUS Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has generously donated 20 FREE water slide passes.  First come, […] Continue reading . . .

April 27th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau praises withdrawal of child labor rules

News that’s the Labor Department has withdrawn the proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture was met with great enthusiasm by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) and farmers and ranchers across the country. “We’re thrilled the Obama Administration, and especially the Labor Department, listened to the thousands of […] Continue reading . . .

April 26th, 2012: Ag Land Tax Valuation – Lawsuit Update

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montax, and Lucas Ranch Inc. continue to be petitioners in a lawsuit challenging the Department of Revenue’s phase-in methodology for property tax valuations of agriculture land.  We seek to have the phase-in corrected and to have a class including all similarly situated agriculture producers certified. MFBF filed the original suit […] Continue reading . . .

April 26th, 2012: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan Speaks Out to Promote American Documentary Wheat Harvest Movie

Frederick, MD – April 25, 2012 – Continuing her efforts to speak out in support of American agriculture, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan joins Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, to help promote and share the story of where our nation’s food comes from and how it is produced. Filming on location from […] Continue reading . . .

April 19th, 2012: Farmers and ranchers celebrate Earth Day every day

With Earth Day April 22, people around the globe will voice their appreciation for the planet and talk about plans to keep the planet vibrant and healthy. “Certainly every day is Earth Day for farmers and ranchers who spend most of their time out in Mother Nature, whether they are growing crops or managing the […] Continue reading . . .

April 16th, 2012: USDA: Celebrating 150 years of Innovation

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation President Abraham Lincoln is known for many achievements during his lifetime, but a little known triumph of his—that affects farmers and ranchers greatly—was the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture 150 years ago. On May 15, 1862, President Lincoln signed into law a bill establishing […] Continue reading . . .

April 16th, 2012: What is it That’s so Difficult About the Farm Bill?

By Kenneth Dierschke Kenneth Dierschke is president of the Texas Farm Bureau and an American Farm Bureau Federation board member. This article first appeared on TFB’s blog Texas Agriculture Talks and is redistributed with permission. Everyone in agriculture knew there would be substantial cuts in the new farm bill. Most agricultural organizations had signaled that […] Continue reading . . .
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