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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 . . .

December 1st, 2011: Still time to comment on the USDA’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on sugarbeets

As a member of the American agricultural community, it is very important that you weigh in with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on giving farmers the choice to plant Genuity® Roundup Ready® Sugarbeets in the future. Click here for background information and instructions for submitting comments. Continue reading . . .

November 29th, 2011: AFBF participates in APHIS meeting on Foot and Mouth Disease

AFBF participated in an industry meeting hosted by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Nov. 3 and 4 to discuss Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) movement control and continuity of business. IMPACT: Much of the meeting discussion focused on vaccination options. APHIS is beginning a field safety study for a recombinant FMD […] Continue reading . . .

November 28th, 2011: MWFBMIC Annual Policyholder’s Meeting

NOTICE Annual Policyholder’s Meeting Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company Dec. 1, 2011 – 8 a.m. Farm Bureau Center 931 Boulder Dr. Laramie, WY 82070 Continue reading . . .

November 28th, 2011: Act now to comment on Youth Labor Regs

The Department of Labor is proposing new rules dealing with Youth Labor in agriculture. The proposed rules will make it extremely difficult for young people under the age of 16 to work on farms or ranches. Below is the government site that comments should be sent to and a few talking points to use in […] Continue reading . . .
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