HELENA, Mont. – Montana farmers and ranchers can purchase State Hail Insurance until August 15. With crops in Montana at least two weeks behind normal maturity, the deadline takes on added significance this year, according to the Montana Department of Agriculture. Storms that contain hail continue to cycle through Montana. Good soil moisture also shows […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, is taking the U.S. Department of Transportation to task over a proposal that would treat farmers and ranchers who drive tractors, haul trailers or operate farm vehicles on public roads like commercial truck drivers. This onerous regulation would place another unnecessary burden on Montana’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural […] Continue reading . . .
By Mace Thornton, Deputy Director of Public Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation Producing a bounty of U.S.-grown food to sell and share beyond our borders remains a matter of deep pride to America’s farmers and ranchers. A growing body of evidence suggests, however, that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t […] Continue reading . . .
By Clain Jones, distributed by MSU News Service Summary: A new Montana State University Extension publication describes nutrient management practices available to boost wheat protein. Editor’s note: This is a special “expert column” from Clain Jones, Extension soil fertility specialist in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University. BOZEMAN – […] Continue reading . . .
The Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA are attempting to remove the term “navigable” from the Clean Water Act. This would make all water, including stock ponds and irrigation ditches “waters of the United States” and under jurisdiction of the CWA. The last several sessions of Congress has had similar attempts that have not […] Continue reading . . .
The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is pleased that the Senate Agriculture Committee has passed H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, in a strong bipartisan vote. The measure clarifies that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits are not required when applying pesticides according to Environmental Protection […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Senator Max Baucus for his successful efforts to get a report published from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) on their in-depth study of the emotionally charged unwanted horse and horse processing issue. One of the recommendations that came out from the GAO is for Congress to restore funding for inspections […] Continue reading . . .
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2011—The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture launched a new, interactive website that invites the general public to celebrate the contribution of century farms to the heritage of our nation. Century farms are those farms that have been in operation under the same family for more than 100 years. Appropriately named […] Continue reading . . .
The Powder River County Farm Bureau (PRCFB) held a Young Farmer and Rancher program and social May 26 at the VFW Hall in Broadus. Despite the pouring rain, more than 40 people came out to enjoy great food, meet other young farmers and ranchers, and hear three excellent speakers discussing finances. Following the dinner with […] Continue reading . . .
By RICHARD DESCHAMPS Acting State Executive Director USDA Montana Farm Service Agency | As flooding sweeps parts of Montana, it’s an important time to discuss disaster and emergency programs that may be available to farmers and ranchers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Montana Farm Service Agency. If farmers intended to plant crops and/or acres […] Continue reading . . .