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July 27th, 2011: Higher Energy Prices Hitting Farmers’ Bottom Line

Although Montana farmers and ranchers are benefiting from good commodity prices, rising costs of fuel and fertilizer remain a concern, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. The state’s largest agricultural organization says although hay is plentiful and crops are growing well the costs associated with fertilizing, harvesting and irrigating are hitting the farmers bottom […] Continue reading . . .

July 26th, 2011: Proposed road rules for farmers anger some

Originally posted on the Billings Gazette website – July 25, 2011 By TOM LUTEY Of The Gazette Staff Tractors lumbering down country roads are as common as deer in rural Montana, but the federal government wants to place new driving regulations on farmers and ranchers. “It’s a huge deal for us,” said John Youngberg of […] Continue reading . . .

July 25th, 2011: Purchase Crop Hail Insurance by August 15 Deadline

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 […] Continue reading . . .

July 15th, 2011: Rehberg Opposes Obama’s New Anti-Agriculture Regulations

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 . . .

July 14th, 2011: Farmer Engagement Must Move Beyond Feeding the World

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 . . .

July 12th, 2011: Boosting Grain Protein

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 . . .

July 7th, 2011: MFBF Comments on the Clean Water Act

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 . . .

June 24th, 2011: MFBF welcomes passage of NPDES permitting bill

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 . . .

June 23rd, 2011: MFBF comments on GAO horse study

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 . . .

June 20th, 2011: American Century Farms the Focus of New Interactive Site

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 . . .
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