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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 . . .

February 10th, 2012: Cascade County Farm Bureau to host candidates’ forum

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 9th, 2012: Montana Farm Bureau offers scholarships, mini-grants

The Montana Farm Bureau (MFB) is offering two Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) Scholarships for $500 each and the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation’s Bernard Greufe Scholarship for $500. Scholarship applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, goals, community activities and school activities. The Bernard Greufe Scholarship application must be in to the MFB Foundation by April […] Continue reading . . .

February 6th, 2012: Farm Bureau Campaign School slated for Helena

The Montana Farm Bureau is hosting a comprehensive two-day campaign school March 29-30 at the Red Lion Inn in Helena. Topics include how to evaluate your candidacy, how to plan a campaign strategy, selecting campaign themes, how to create an effective organization and how to manage your money as well as manage your campaign. This […] Continue reading . . .

February 1st, 2012: Farm Bureau urges compliance with EPA regulations on fuel storage

The Montana Farm Bureau is urging anyone with on-farm fuel storage to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations under the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) program. The SPCC is a program working to prevent oil spills from reaching the waters and adjoining shorelines of the United States. “Farmers and ranchers need to […] Continue reading . . .

January 27th, 2012: Farm Bureau speaks out against antibiotic legislation

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is urging congressional members to oppose legislation that would restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry. Pending bills H.R. 965 (House) and S. 1211 (Senate) would remove specific antibiotics and classes of antibiotics that are important for use in animals from the market. In letters to Senate […] Continue reading . . .
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