Registration is now open for the eleventh annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 3-5 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various […]
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers, ranchers and anyone concerned about rural issues to contact their U.S. Congressmen during the August Recess/State Work Period which runs through September 7. The 113th Congress, second session, convenes Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. “This is a great time to drop by the offices of our […] Continue reading . . .
By Heather Hamilton-Maude – Reprinted with permission from Tri-State Livestock News In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last time the Endangered Species Act was amended. July 29 saw the ESA move a […] Continue reading . . .
#DitchTheRule, By Don Parrish The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand the scope of “navigable waters” subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction was drafted, according to the agency, to reduce uncertainty. And that it does. It’s very clear the proposed rule is designed to allow the federal government to regulate every place water flows when […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has expressed its concern regarding the Montana Department of Livestock budget shortfall and questionable accounting practices. However, MFBF commends the DOL for taking a step in the right direction by appointing a budget subcommittee to review and solve the budget problems. “This is a serious problem for the Department […] Continue reading . . .
Haden Meagher, a student at Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, has placed second in the American Farm Bureau Foundation “Agriculture in a Growing World” Essay Contest. The fact that Powell County High School students have placed in this competition for the past three years is a real tribute to the dedication of their […] Continue reading . . .