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October 25th, 2011: Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet to be held during Farm Bureau Convention

The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Park County rancher Jacquie Nelson […] Continue reading . . .

October 24th, 2011: Deadline Looms For Rerecording Montana Brands

Time is running out for more than 23,000 holders of Montana brands who have not yet rerecorded their brands. Those who fail to meet the December 31, 2011, rerecord deadline will lose their brands, said John Grainger, Brands Division administrator for the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL). “We don’t want to see anyone lose their […] Continue reading . . .

October 21st, 2011: AFBF proposes ‘systemic risk reduction’ farm program

Stating that government agricultural support programs traditionally were intended to provide a safety-net to help farmers deal with “large systemic risk issues” rather than “smaller fluctuations in income” that can result from “average weather and market events,” the American Farm Bureau Federation today sent a farm program proposal to Congress that is an alternative to […] Continue reading . . .

October 18th, 2011: MFBF Comments on Bison Translocation

October 17, 2011 MFBF’s President, Bob Hanson, submitted comments today on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Interim Translocation of bison to the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks.  Among the points maid by Hanson include the fact that Environmental Assessment does not fulfill the requirements of Senate Bill No. 212, enacted by the 2011 […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: Equine, water seminars planned as part of MFBF Convention

Got horses or have questions about water issues? As public outreach during their annual convention Nov. 6-9, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding an equine seminar and water seminar Sunday, Nov. 6. Both seminars begin at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The theme of the equine seminar is “Emerging Equine […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: Hoofin’ It for Hunger 5K slated for Missoula

Want to compete in a fun 5K, get a great T-shirt and help out the Montana Food Bank Network? Then plan to participate in the Montana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger 5K at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The run/walk starts and ends at the Montana Food Bank, 5625 Expressway. […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: MFBF Submits Comments on proposed Child Labor regulations.

Montana Farm Bureau Federation has recently submitted comments on proposed Child Labor regulations that will establish rules on what youth can do on the farm or ranch.  These rules put the tradition of generations working together on the family farm or ranch at risk. The regulations would also limit training for future farmers and affect […] Continue reading . . .

October 13th, 2011: Farmers and Ranchers Welcome Ratification of Trade Pacts

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is praising the Congressional ratification of three bilateral free-trade agreements between the United States and Korea, Colombia and Panama, as well as approval of Trade Adjustment Assistance. “Passage of this agreement is a real boon for Montana’s farmers and ranchers,” says MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Whether you’re a grain […] Continue reading . . .

October 12th, 2011: MFBF’s Diana Bailey named a 2011 Outstanding Ag Leader

Bozeman — Diana Bailey, Executive Secretary and Chief Financial officer for Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is among three Montanans who have been named 2011 Outstanding Ag Leaders by the College of Agriculture at Montana State University. Dan Lake of Ronan and Richard Owen of Geraldine are the other two. All three will be honored at […] Continue reading . . .

October 7th, 2011: Montana Farm Bureau Federation Convention Slated for Missoula

Once again cows, bulls and heifers will be loitering on Reserve Street in Missoula. It’s all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention Nov. 6-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. More than 500 farmers and ranchers from across the state of Montana will come together to discuss issues, learn about […] Continue reading . . .
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