Six members of the Montana Farm Bureau have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Issue Advisory Committees. Each of the Issue Advisory Committees averages 12 members. The committee members will attend the AFBF Advocacy Conference in February and will meet via webinar or other technology at least once a year. Committees serve […]
By Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation Agriculture and Farm Bureau can look back at 2014 as being a good year. We saw a lot of unity with farmers, ranchers, municipalities, businesses and others coming together to oppose EPA’s Water of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, which is a great overreach of power by […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is giving kudos to the Senate for passing HR 5771, the tax extender bill. The bill awaits being signed into law by President Obama. Passage of the bill means farmers and ranchers will have tax laws that will let them reinvest in their businesses. The state’s largest agricultural organization […] Continue reading . . .
A group of nine Phillips County residents met December 10 at the Phillips County Library and voted to create the Phillips County Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau members living in Phillips County had been members of Farm Bureaus in surrounding counties. Tom DePuydt, a rancher from Saco and District 7 Director of the Montana Farm Bureau, […] Continue reading . . .
December 12th, 2014: MFBF
Earlier this week Montana Farm Bureau Federation submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act. Our farmer and rancher members are extremely concerned about the EPA’s proposed rule with regard to the definition of “Waters […] Continue reading . . .
Farm Bureau is strongly urging Congress to renew and preserve important tax provisions that actually expired at the end of 2013. Montana Farm Bureau believes it is very important to get these tax provisions extended or even better, made permanent, as soon as possible and has expressed that sentiment to their Congressional delegation. The American […] Continue reading . . .