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February 12th, 2016: Farm Bureau Foundation holds speech contest during FFA Convention

The Montana Farm Bureau is holding their annual Youth Speech Contest in conjunction with the Montana FFA State Convention, March 30 ‐ April 2, 2016 at Montana State University in Bozeman. The contest is open to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. Each speech must be two and a half to four minutes in length […] Continue reading . . .

February 10th, 2016: PAL Program provides in-depth advocacy training

Why did you decide to apply for the PAL program? New York. Washington, D.C. Brazil.  Jennifer Bergin, a Young Famer & Rancher member who also serves as District 3 Director on the MFBF Board, is attending ag advocacy training in urban settings as part of the American Farm Bureau Partners in Agricultural Leadership program (PAL). […] Continue reading . . .

February 5th, 2016: Farm Bureau members impressed with AFBF Convention

The American Farm Bureau Convention with its large numbers of farmers and ranchers, thought-provoking workshops, high-energy general sessions and IDEAg Trade Show is always impressive, but especially when it’s your first time in attendance. This year, Barry and Bonnie Kinsfather from Yellowstone County Farm Bureau, along with Gil Gasper from McCone County Farm Bureau, joined […] Continue reading . . .

January 29th, 2016: On the Farm, Labor = Work

By Katie Heger, Katie Heger is a dedicated advocate for agriculture, blogs at hegerfamilyfarms.wordpress.com and shares at Heger Farms on Facebook. Katie and her husband farm corn, soybeans and wheat in central North Dakota. People are needed to keep a farm running. From repair tasks to driving machinery and checking crops—there’s no shortage of work to […] Continue reading . . .

January 26th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau thanks Daines, Zinke for opposing WOTUS

The Montana Farm Bureau thanks Senator Steve Daines for his ongoing efforts to defeat the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The Senate failed to gain enough votes to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to stop EPA’s egregious overreach. “We are very grateful to Senator Daines for realizing how detrimental WOTUS […] Continue reading . . .

January 25th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau thanks Daines for opposing WOTUS

The Montana Farm Bureau thanks Senator Steve Daines for his ongoing efforts to defeat the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The Senate failed to gain enough votes to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to stop EPA’s egregious overreach. “We are very grateful to Senator Daines for realizing how detrimental WOTUS […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2016: Farm Bureau dismayed with President Obama’s Veto of Senate Resolution on Waters of the U.S.

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed strong disappointment regarding President Obama’s veto of a Senate Resolution that would have halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreach on the Water of the U.S. Rule. The Environmental Protection Agency changed the definition of the water it may regulate under the Clean Water Act, unlawfully arrogating to itself the […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2016: Biofuels, trade latest hot ag topics for candidates

The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this coverage. This effort will convey to readers Farm Bureau’s support of farmers and ranchers being informed, active and engaged in the […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2016: Accurate Ag Book gets thumbs up from young readers

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has presented its ninth annual Book of the Year award to Susan Grigsby for “First Peas to the Table.” In this lighthearted story, a little girl, Maya, and her classmates learn about gardens and peas, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s garden at Monticello. Ainsley and Kamdyn McFarland from […] Continue reading . . .

January 19th, 2016: AFBF Follow-Up Survey on Big Data

In September 2014, AFBF requested your help in distributing within your state a survey about Big Data and related emerging technologies. Thanks to you, nearly 3,400 farmers responded to the survey and the results proved quite helpful in planning the development of further actions on the issue of Big Data. AFBF is now launching a follow-up survey […] Continue reading . . .
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