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March 7th, 2014: National Women’s Leadership conference focuses on ag promotion

Lillian Ostendorf, a Powderville rancher who serves as western representative on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, recently attended the Women’s Leadership Committee Chairs/Promotion and Education Committee (P&E) Conference in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Debbie Bricker, district 3 chair of the Montana Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) who was representing Montana at the […] Continue reading . . .

March 4th, 2014: Farm Bureau leaders hone skills at national workshop

Leaders from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation along with county Farm Bureau leaders from across the state, had the opportunity to attend a conference that honed skills on problem solving, idea sharing, membership recruitment and networking. ‘The American Farm Bureau Western Region Leadership Conference was held February 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV. Montana Farm Bureau […] Continue reading . . .

February 25th, 2014: MFBF Campaign School offers great advice for candidates

The Montana Farm Bureau Campaign School held February 17-18 in Helena, provided a comprehensive outlook on how to run a winning campaign. The topics ranged from handling a media interview and developing the most effective direct mail piece to hiring a campaign manager and getting votes. Cody Lyon, director of grassroots/political advocacy for American Farm […] Continue reading . . .

February 24th, 2014: Farm Bureau applauds Right to Grow GMO Program

The Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau support the recent announcement that farmers who are looking to plant new technologies have a reliable way to market their product with the “Right to Grow GMO” program. The program, developed by Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC, will serve as a model to provide confidence for the […] Continue reading . . .

February 18th, 2014: Farm Bureau, Grain Growers hold informative farm bill seminar in Hobson

The Montana Farm Bureau and Montana Grain Growers will discuss implementation of the 2014 farm bill from 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 at the Bos Terra Feedlot Auditorium in Hobson.  The informational session will cover sign up, what changes are coming for crop insurance, what is happening with livestock disaster programs and much […] Continue reading . . .

February 12th, 2014: MFBF applauds passage of farm bill, encourages quick action

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law today. After more than two years of dedicated work toward passage, farmers and ranchers from across the nation now have answers about how they can manage the many and varied risks they face in producing food and fiber. “This […] Continue reading . . .

February 4th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau applauds Senate passage of the 2014 Farm Bill

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is applauding the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill in the Senate. “It’s about time,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. “The passage of the farm bill is early enough in the season that our farmers in Montana will be able to make educated decisions on which crops to […] Continue reading . . .

January 24th, 2014: Food Police Not Far Off

By Stewart Truelsen Picture yourself in the future, the not too distant future, on a bright summer day. You are grilling hot dogs at a picnic with your family in a park. You pay little attention to the drone flying overhead. It’s probably a UPS or FedEx drone making a package delivery. But it’s not. […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2014: American Farm Bureau Policy Set for Coming Year

SAN ANTIONIO—Voting delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Meeting approved resolutions that will provide the organization with authority from its grassroots members to push Congress toward the goal line on unfinished issues like the farm bill and ag labor. “Securing victories on those issues is critical to our competitiveness as individual farmers […] Continue reading . . .

January 20th, 2014: Leadership, farming practices, consumer outreach workshops popular at Convention

SAN ANTONIO—Thirty Montana Farm Bureau members who attended the American Farm Bureau 95th Annual Convention Jan 11-14 in San Antonio received plenty of education through workshops and speakers. Workshops in different tracks were offered that included “Building Better Businesses, Advocates, Leaders, Memories and Technology.” Workshop content varied between “Ensuring Our Access to Biotechnology” and “Livestock […] Continue reading . . .
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