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November 22nd, 2013: Decision to Join

John Brewer, President & CEO of the The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted a very well received presentation titled, “The Decision to Join”, during the recent MFBF Convention.  He has graciously agreed to allow MFBF to post the presentation on our website for members to view. You can view or download the presentation by […] Continue reading . . .

November 18th, 2013: EPA draft report potentially harmful to agriculture

A draft report the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released that erases the word “navigable” from the Clean Water Act should be of grave concern to farmers and ranchers, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. The draft report provides no scientific support to make distinctions between significant and insignificant connections of streams and wetlands […] Continue reading . . .

November 18th, 2013: We Love our Smartphones, but What About Smart Food?

Ag Agenda By Bob Stallman, President,  American Farm Bureau Federation  Smartphones, video games, tablets, apps… the list could go on and on.  Our society and economy run, function and communicate via technology.  Technology has become so advanced that we now use the “phone” portion of the Smartphone far less than we use the device to […] Continue reading . . .

November 15th, 2013: MFBF YF&R present $5500 to Montana Food Bank Network

BILLINGS–The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee presented the Montana Food Bank Network a check for $5500 during the MFBF’s Annual Convention in Billings earlier this week. The money was raised during the Committee’s Hoofin’ It for Hunger event that took place Oct. 13 in Miles City. Hoofin’ It for Hunger offered a […] Continue reading . . .

November 14th, 2013: Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner down in 2013

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s average of $49.48. “The cost of this year’s meal, at less than $5 per serving, remains […] Continue reading . . .

November 14th, 2013: Vida farmer receives Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award

BILLINGS—Melvin Johnson, a dryland farmer from Vida, was presented with the Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award during the MFBF Annual Convention Awards Banquet Nov. 12. Johnson, 92, was instrumental in founding McCone County Farm Bureau in 1956. He served as president for six years and has always been an active member/supporter of Farm Bureau. […] Continue reading . . .

November 10th, 2013: Carter and Melstone Youths Win Speech Contest

BILLINGS–Jack Jennaway, a senior from Melstone High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Senior Division – during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings Nov. 10 This was the third year Jennaway bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What more can be done to […] Continue reading . . .

October 30th, 2013: Statement Regarding Farm Bill Conference

by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation “The American Farm Bureau Federation is very pleased that formal conference committee talks on the farm bill have begun today, which has renewed our optimism that we truly are nearing the end of a three-plus year trek.  With the legislation and process back in the hands of […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2013: MFBF pushes for strong and affordable crop insurance for members

MFBF President Bob Hanson and MFBF Vice President of Government Relations John Youngberg participated in a round table discussion on the farm bill with Senator Max Baucus Oct. 23 in Fort Benton. Hanson said Farm Bureau would specifically supports an emphasis on a strong and affordable crop insurance; reauthorization and mandatory funding of the livestock […] Continue reading . . .

October 15th, 2013: Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2013—Congressional leaders’ moving forward on negotiations to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but much more remains to be done, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Overall, both the Senate and House bills provide an adequate food and farm […] Continue reading . . .
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