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November 10th, 2014: Fort Benton Elementary Student wins Speech Contest

Johanna Arganbright, a sixth-grade student from Fort Benton Elementary School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest held Nov. 9 during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings. The topic was “What are the current impacts on the agricultural industry from state and federal regulatory agencies?” Arganbright addressed how the Environmental Protection Agency […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2014: MFBF applauds members receiving MSU Outstanding Ag Leader Award

The Montana Farm Bureau is honored to have three of its active producer members recognized as Montana State University College of Agriculture Outstanding Ag Leaders.  Don Burnham of Helena and Sky Anderson and Monica Switzer of Livingston were presented with their awards during the Montana  Made Luncheon at the MSU campus Nov. 7. The presentation […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2014: Statement – Regarding Results of 2014 Mid-Term Election

 by Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation “Whether a candidate was running for the Montana Legislature or for the U.S. Congress, the Montana Farm Bureau thanks everyone who was participated in the election process, and congratulates those who won their races. We believe Americans want – our farmers and ranchers need – common-sense governance […] Continue reading . . .

October 31st, 2014: Time for an ESA Makeover

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE – October 31, 2014 By Ryan Yates Farmers, ranchers and environmentalists all agree that we must protect and recover wildlife facing preventable extinction. The Endangered Species Act is not getting that job done, however, and is long overdue for a makeover. With a recovery rate of less than 2 percent over four […] Continue reading . . .

October 28th, 2014: Youth Speech Contest to be held at Farm Bureau Convention

There is still time for youth under age 18 to enter the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Speech Contest. The  12th Annual Youth Speech Contest will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9 during the MFBF Annual Convention at the Billing Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s question: What are the current impacts on the […] Continue reading . . .

October 28th, 2014: AFBF Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasing, Big Questions Remain

A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. Fully 77.5 percent of farmers surveyed said they feared regulators and other government officials might gain access to their private information without their knowledge […] Continue reading . . .

October 6th, 2014: Farm Bureau Convention slated for November in Billings

The Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention is slated for November 9-12 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The convention will feature exciting keynote speakers, informative workshops, county Farm Bureau awards and the Resolution Session. Notable speakers at the event include Montana Governor Steve Bullock during the luncheon hosted by the Young Farmer and Rancher […] Continue reading . . .

October 3rd, 2014: Farm Bureau Survey: Bacon Cheeseburgers Costing Just a Bit More

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the […] Continue reading . . .

September 29th, 2014: MFBF President Hanson discusses European trade meetings

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson recently returned from the American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee mission to Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium.  The trade delegation spent Sept. 15-17 in Geneva meeting with officials from the WTO as well as with ambassadors from several countries including India, Australia, Canada and Brazil. “There are 162 countries […] Continue reading . . .

September 18th, 2014: Farm Bureau supporting Jobs for America Act

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with the American Farm Bureau, is supporting four of the bills in H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.  The legislation, which is expected to be voted on in the House this week, incorporates 15 bills previously passed by the House. In fact, Farm Bureau supports passage of the entire […] Continue reading . . .
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