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May 17th, 2011: Congress Should Act Now on FTA

Trade is important to the U.S. economy and especially to Montana’s farmers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF). AFBF and MFBF are urging Congress and the administration to expedite consideration of the three free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama. “Farmers across Montana and in […] Continue reading . . .

May 13th, 2011: Time to Tackle the Hidden Tax of Regulation

by Human Events (click here for more by this author) Republicans are hitting President Obama on his idiotic call for tax hikes as well as his avaricious appetite for increased government spending, as they should.  But here’s a new target for them: The hidden tax of regulation. A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute […] Continue reading . . .

May 13th, 2011: USDA NASS 2010 Montana and US Cattle Predator Losses

Click here for more information from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Montana cattle producers lost 23,000 head of cattle, weighing 500 lbs or more, and 57,000 calves, weighing less than 500 lbs, to all causes during 2010, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Montana Field Office.  A special report released every five […] Continue reading . . .

May 13th, 2011: Growing an Idea

By Stewart Truelsen Stewart Truelsen is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series and is author of a new book marking the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 90th anniversary, Forward Farm Bureau. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s first county Farm Bureau in Broome County, N.Y. Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

May 5th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau praises Senator Max Baucus for work on trade

Bob Hanson, president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has given kudos to Montana Senator Max Baucus for his efforts in opening beef markets in South Korea, and his support of free trade. “The Montana Farm Bureau Federation would like to thank you for your commitment to promoting free trade for American agriculture. We […] Continue reading . . .

May 3rd, 2011: Trade Matters to Our Economy

By Lynne Finnerty – Editor, American Farm Bureau News A way to create more jobs—by finalizing three pending trade agreements—has been handed to the administration and Congress on a proverbial silver platter. Whether they act on the opportunity should play a role in whether voters support incumbents in the 2012 elections. Most economists agree that […] Continue reading . . .

April 29th, 2011: Contact Info for reporting suspected wolf caused losses

Many farmers and ranchers may not know to call USDA Wildlife Services first when they suspect a wolf caused loss. Farmers and ranchers who called other agencies first may have their investigation request by USDA Wildlife Services delayed and may be too late for USDA WS personnel to be able to confirm the loss. If […] Continue reading . . .

April 29th, 2011: MSU Animal & Range Sciences Department Announces Series of Public Forums

Montana State University’s Animal and Range Sciences Department is proud to announce a series of public forums in the southeastern part of the state on May 16-18th to meet with producers, extension personnel, locals, and potential students. It is their objective to present a face for Animal and Range Science and they are planning on […] Continue reading . . .

April 26th, 2011: Farmers and Ranchers would be hit hard by expanded EPA Jurisdiction

Farm Bureau Regulatory Specialist Don Parrish says the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory guidance that is at the White House for review would not just expand EPA jurisdiction to all U.S. waters, but allow it to vastly boost an impending pesticide permit requirement “If this guidance document, as the [Army] Corps [of Engineers] and EPA says […] Continue reading . . .

April 25th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau hires new regional manager

BOZEMAN–Montana Farm Bureau Federation has hired Montana State University graduate Alena Ogg as its new regional manager. Montana has three regional managers who assist county Farm Bureau leaders in planning, developing and implementing programs and events, as well as promoting membership growth. Ogg, who has a degree in agricultural business, will serve county Farm Bureaus […] Continue reading . . .
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