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March 2nd, 2015: Ag Safety Week Focuses on ATV Safety

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. March 1-7 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week with this year’s theme being “Ride Like a Pro Whenever You Go.” During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to emphasize […] Continue reading . . .

February 26th, 2015: CSKT Water Compact Bill Clears the Senate

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Montana Senate’s strong bipartisan YES vote on SB 262, commonly referred to as the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) water compact bill. The state’s largest agricultural organization supports the bill due to a strong belief that without the compact, Montana’s water adjudication could be held up for decades.  Montana Farm […] Continue reading . . .

February 20th, 2015: Leadership Conference offers networking, training opportunities—and snow

Despite a snowy time is Nashville that felt more like Montana than the South, Farm Bureau members had great experiences during the FUSION Conference February 13-16 in Nashville.  The conference, which served as a combined meeting of state Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committees and state Promotion and Education Committees as well as Young Farmers and […] Continue reading . . .

February 18th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau testifies in favor of water compact

The Montana Farm Bureau testified in favor of Senate Bill 262 at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Monday, February 16. The compact is an agreement for the equitable division and apportionment of water rights between the State and its people and the Indian Tribes. The State has already negotiated and the legislature approved 17 compacts […] Continue reading . . .

February 10th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau applauds stay in EPA privacy lawsuit

A federal district court in Minnesota ordered the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday not to release farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information while AFBF and co-plaintiff National Pork Producers Council appeal the court’s decision dismissing their lawsuit. By dismissing the suit, the court had originally ruled that farmers are not harmed when the government compiles and […] Continue reading . . .

January 30th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau frustrated by court privacy ruling

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is expressing dismay at the ruling in the case American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. The January 27 ruling by the federal district court in Minnesota dismissed AFBF’s lawsuit seeking to block EPA from releasing the personal information (such as a […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2015: Farm Bureau Approves Strategic Action Plan for 2015

Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention, which wrapped up this week in San Diego, the organization’s board of directors set AFBF’s strategic action plan to address public policy issues for 2015. The board-approved plan focuses the organization’s attention on: advancing legislation that addresses agriculture’s long- and short-term labor […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2015: MFBF members glean knowledge from national convention

Forty-nine Montana Farm Bureau members who traveled to San Diego for the American Farm Convention January 9-14 had the opportunity to participate in workshops, hear speakers at the General Session, listen to the Young Farmer and Rancher contests, and meet other agriculturalists from across the country. The meeting kicked off with AFBF President Bob Stallman […] Continue reading . . .

January 6th, 2015: Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau hosts free workshop Jan. 29 for farm, ranch families

The top ten mistakes family businesses make Submitted by Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau Farmers and ranchers lie. No matter how well intended, that’s a hard fact for agriculture families to face, nationally known professional speaker, author and family business consultant Jolene Brown said. She said the three biggest lies heard ‘round farms and ranches […] Continue reading . . .

December 30th, 2014: MFBF Members Selected to Serve on AFBF Issue Advisory Committees

Six members of the Montana Farm Bureau have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Issue Advisory Committees. Each of the Issue Advisory Committees averages 12 members. The committee members will attend the AFBF Advocacy Conference in February and will meet via webinar or other technology at least once a year. Committees serve […] Continue reading . . .
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