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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 . . .

January 18th, 2016: THE AG AGENDA

 Zippy Duvall, President American Farm Bureau Federation Protecting Our Freedom to Farm in 2016 I am honored to begin serving alongside you all as the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. For almost a century, AFBF has been the leading voice of agriculture, standing up for farmers and ranchers across our great country. […] Continue reading . . .

January 14th, 2016: Transparency key to building consumer trust

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – With research affirming that increased transparency boosts consumers’ trust in the food they eat and how it was produced, transparency is no longer an option for farmers and ranchers, the Center for Food Integrity’s Charlie Arnot told farmers and ranchers from across the country during a workshop at the American Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

January 14th, 2016: Farm Succession Requires Smart Planning

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—Farms surviving from one generation to the next do not happen by accident. Instead, that success comes from a family having a clear goal for the future and a well-thought-out estate plan. That was the message of Doug Claussen, a certified public accountant at KCOE ISOM, who spoke on estate planning and growth strategies […] Continue reading . . .

January 14th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau  congratulates new American Farm Bureau President

ORLANDO, FLA – The Montana Farm Bureau congratulates Zippy Duvall of Georgia for being elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation during the AFBF Annual Convention  Jan. 8-13 in Orlando. Scott VanderWal of South Dakota was elected as AFBF vice president. “I have served with Zippy on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors for […] Continue reading . . .

January 11th, 2016: Big Timber rancher competes in national Discussion Meet contest

ORLANDO, FLA – Jennie Anderson, the winner of the Montana Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, talked about Right to Farm legislation and ag technology during two rounds of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet.  Anderson was the winner of the Montana Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet in November. The Discussion Meet, which […] Continue reading . . .
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