Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation AgNews Wire:
January 2011 full-month crop prices were higher when compared with December 2010, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Montana Field Office. Montana’s winter wheat price increased $0.04 to $6.03 per bushel, spring wheat increased $0.41 to $6.85 per bushel and durum wheat increased $0.56 to $6.55 per bushel. Oats were $2.62 per bushel for […] Continue reading . . .
Senator will focus March 26 event on boosting agriculture (U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that he will host his next Small Business Opportunity Workshop next month in Bozeman. Tester made the announcement at the end of his Missoula Small Business Opportunity Workshop, attended by hundreds of Montanans. Tester’s next workshop will be […] Continue reading . . .
Montana 2010 Crop Values Released: February 16, 2011 For more information contact: Carmen Pennington or Steve Anderson at 1-800-835-2612. http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Montana/index.asp The value of Montana’s 2010 all wheat crop was up 56 percent from 2009 to $1.4 billion, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Montana Field Office. All wheat season average price increased $1.42 per […] Continue reading . . .
By John Youngberg Vice President of Governmental Relations, Montana Farm Bureau Federation January of 1985 saw temperatures ranging from a low of 23 degrees below zero to a high of 45 degrees above zero, a range of 68 degrees. When the legislature convened in 1985, the degree of separation on issues up for consideration was […] Continue reading . . .
This article is part of a new “Hold the Thin Green Line” campaign by “The Hand That Feeds Us”, a website highlighting farm policy facts. Click here for The Hand That Feeds Us website and look for more op-eds and releases to follow! When the United States rationed food during World War II so citizens […] Continue reading . . .
You Can Stretch Your Grocery Dollars and Eat Healthy, Too Concern about the cost of a healthy diet being out of reach remains on the minds of many Americans as the nation continues to work through serious economic woes. However, according to an Agriculture Department study, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much […] Continue reading . . .
Citrus and sunshine greeted a group of Montana Farm Bureau members who attended the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. Other MFBF members attended the National Leadership Conference that preceded the YF&R event. The theme “Engage. Act. Win.” was captured in many of the seminars and workshops in […] Continue reading . . .
The inability of Congress and the administration to move three stalled free trade agreements is hurting U.S. economic growth, testified American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman before the House Ways and Means Committee. Combined, the Korea, Colombia and Panama agreements would add an additional $3 billion to the U.S. economy through agricultural trade. Once […] Continue reading . . .
A lawsuit, Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, and petitions filed by five environmental groups was denied this week by the Obama Administration. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has been one of the intervenors in the case. The decision was made in response to the activist groups asking the government to […] Continue reading . . .
Twenty-six Montana Farm Bureau members were among the 5,500 farmers and ranchers nationwide who traveled to Atlanta for the 92nd American Farm Bureau Annual Convention January 9-12 in Atlanta, GA. Members participated in young farmer and rancher activities, attended educational sessions, enjoyed hearing from Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe and heard the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […] Continue reading . . .