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September 13th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau opposes increased dust regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing regulations for what is called particulate matter, which is basically soot and dust. Soot is what comes from car emissions and factories and is manmade. Dust is a different story. Its particles are larger, it’s naturally occurring and there is no scientific evidence in regard to being […] Continue reading . . .

September 9th, 2011: MFBF urges leaseholders to speak out against state grazing fee increases

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging its members who are upset about a proposed rule change that would cause the State Lands Grazing Fee to increase, to attend the upcoming meetings. The meetings, held by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), take places between Sept. 12 and Sept 15. The proposed rule change […] Continue reading . . .

September 8th, 2011: Another Judicial Takings Case Reaches the Supreme Court

Originally posted on the Cato @ Liberty website by Ilya Shapiro For over a century, Montana citizens have used non-navigable streambeds along their properties for various purposes without objection from the state government. The hydroelectric energy company PPL Montana and thousands of other private parties exercised their rights over these non-navigable stretches that the state […] Continue reading . . .

September 7th, 2011: Pesticide training set for October in Eastern Montana

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Pesticide experts will go on tour Oct. 3-7 to help Eastern Montanans renew their private pesticide applicator licenses before the end of the year. Private citizens who wish to purchase, use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides on land they own, rent or lease need a private applicator […] Continue reading . . .

August 26th, 2011: MFBF applauds court denial of emergency injunction to stop wolf hunts

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds yesterday’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denying a request by activist groups for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start next week in Montana. “This shows that common sense is prevailing in our court system,” notes MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Under guidance of the […] Continue reading . . .

August 17th, 2011: Cascade county members teach cowboy culture to Malmstrom Air Force youth

Cascade County Farm Bureau volunteer leaders including, Joe Garrity, Jim and Marjorie Pribyl, Bill and Candy Richter and Paul Johnson along with Alena Ogg, the Western Regional Manager for Montana Farm Bureau Federation, were recently on hand to teach the children about branding and its importance among ranchers. They learned how to tell the difference […] Continue reading . . .

August 17th, 2011: Gallatin County Farm Bureau Member Recognized by AFB Foundation for Ag

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recognizes Edie Wright from Montana as an outstanding example of a volunteer educating about agriculture. Edie Wright has been volunteering in Farm Bureau for over 40 years as a county board member. Edie has also served as district representative on the state Women’s Committee, and on county and […] Continue reading . . .

August 16th, 2011: MDOL Proposes Changes to Trichomoniasis Rules, Public Comment Sought

The Montana Department of Livestock has proposed significant changes to the way it manages Trichomoniasis (trich), a venereal disease of cattle that can cause serious reproductive problems in cows. The proposed changes are open for public review and comment through October 12, 2011. Specifically, the department has proposed to shift its focus from state-wide testing […] Continue reading . . .

August 11th, 2011: Montana FSA reminds producers of Sept. 1 deadline for some NAP crops

USDA Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Dick Deschamps urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for Value-loss Crops, to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011. This includes Christmas trees, crustaceans, fin fish, and flowers. Honey Honey has a […] Continue reading . . .

August 5th, 2011: Senators call for resolution of bans on imports of US Beef

A bipartisan group of 39 senators, including the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is calling of USTR Ron Kirk and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address and resolve the ongoing problem of import bans on US beef being imposed by China and Japan. In letters to the two Obama administration officials, […] Continue reading . . .
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