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April 23rd, 2013: Agriculture and natural resource leadership program applicants sought

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension is offering a new, two-year leadership program for professionals in agriculture and natural resource industries. The Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana training will include participant classes, tours, networking opportunities, and travel. “The Montana Farm Bureau is a Platinum ($10,000) sponsor of this excellent program, and we look […] Continue reading . . .

April 23rd, 2013: Lodge Grass FFA student receives FFA jacket

Dalton Dosson, a student at Lodge Grass High School and member of the Little Bighorn FFA, has received an embroidered FFA jacket from the Big Horn County Farm Bureau. Dasson was presented with the jacket during the Joint Annual JROTC/FFA Banquet April 20 in Billings. The Big Horn County Farm Bureau  was the first county […] Continue reading . . .

April 17th, 2013: Every day is Earth Day for Farmers and Ranchers

The Montana Farm Bureau is urging the state’s residents to take a moment during Earth Day, April 22, and think about the people who work with the Earth every day – farmers and ranchers. “Many well-meaning people might be out on Earth Day, April 22, spouting all about ‘saving the planet’ but who better to […] Continue reading . . .

April 16th, 2013: Our Food is Safer than Ever

THE AG AGENDA – By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Summertime is almost upon us. For most Americans, the warmer weather brings picnics in the park, BBQs and grilling out with family and friends. It also brings the increased chance for foodborne illness to occur if safe food preparation and handling is not […] Continue reading . . .

April 12th, 2013: Farm Bureau farm bill proposal making way through Capitol Hill

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is closely watching the latest developments with the farm bill. On Monday, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) presented their farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill. The proposal offers a diverse mix of risk management and safety net tools to benefit a wide range of farms and it saves […] Continue reading . . .

April 9th, 2013: Farm Bureau Sends Farm Bill Proposal to Capitol Hill

The following is a press release from the American Farm Bureau Federation: Click here to listen to AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher discuss the proposal in an interview with the Northern Ag Network. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation is sending a farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill today. Approved this […] Continue reading . . .

April 1st, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau says no to shorter tax reappraisal cycle

The Montana Farm Bureau continues to oppose legislation that calls for a shorter tax reappraisal cycle. SB 398 changes the reappraisal cycle for Class 3 (agricultural land), Class 4 (residential) and Class 10 (forest land) from six to two years. SB 398 is similar to SB 4. SB 4 would have changed the tax reappraisal […] Continue reading . . .

March 29th, 2013: EPA’s FOIA release illegal, harmful to farmers and ranchers

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, has expressed strong dismay that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowed special interest groups to gain private information about farmers and ranchers in a release of information under the Freedom of Information Act  (FOIA). Working with counsel, AFBF has now completed an analysis of […] Continue reading . . .

March 27th, 2013: Health Care Reform Making Many Woozy

By Erin Anthony, editor of FBNews Three years ago this month President Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of our nation’s health care system. More than 1,000 days later, farmers, ranchers and other families and small business owners are still waiting for the “care” and “affordability” that the name of the law, the […] Continue reading . . .

March 26th, 2013: Montana Farm Bureau teams up with CASE IH for membership discounts

Montana Farm Bureau is pleased to announce an agreement with CASE IH which will save their members money on select farm equipment. Thanks to the Case IH Tractor & Equipment Incentive Program, Farm Bureau members can now take advantage of Case IH equipment discounts. Eligible Farm Bureau members will receive an incentive discount – from […] Continue reading . . .
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