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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 . . .

October 5th, 2011: Two Supreme Court Cases Relevant to Farmers, Ranchers

The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday and two cases on the docket have a direct relevance to U.S. agriculture, according to Danielle Quist, AFBF legal counsel. The first case is Sackett v. EPA. The second case is PPL Montana v. Montana. Sackett v. EPA is an Idaho case where the Environmental Protection […] Continue reading . . .

October 5th, 2011: DNRC studies fees for water rights on state land

Originally posted by Belgrade News Article written by By Michael Tucker, staff writer Belgrade News A state agency charged with managing public lands that fund schools is considering a plan to charge fees for using water located on or originating from those lands. But the idea has the agriculture community nervous. The Montana Department of […] Continue reading . . .

September 30th, 2011: MFBF Submits Comments on State Lands Grazing

MFBF has submitted formal comments on proposed increases in the rental rate for state grazing leases.  Among other points forwarded to the Montana Department of Natural Resources is that a study being used to promote the increases, which was commissioned by the Land Board, did not adequately account for variances in the value of state […] Continue reading . . .

September 22nd, 2011: Montana County Farm Bureaus hold annual meetings

From now through the end of September, county Farm Bureaus across Montana are holding annual meetings.  These meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow Farm Bureau members and to discuss current issues in your area.  Your county Farm Bureau will also elect county leaders & vote upon resolutions for Farm Bureau policy on […] Continue reading . . .
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