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September 12th, 2014: USDA, MSU Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings

USDA and Montana State University Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings in 28 Montana communities BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 10, 2014 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Regional Director Eric Bashore and Montana State University (MSU) Extension Director Jeff Bader announced theschedule of 28 informational agricultural […] Continue reading . . .

September 11th, 2014: MFBF President Hanson travels for national agricultural trade committee

Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson, along with Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston, are part of a delegation of farmers and ranchers traveling to Europe Sept. 15-19 to discuss trade. The American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee will have the opportunity to meet with World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, as well as […] Continue reading . . .

September 10th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau applauds passage of bill to halt EPA overreach

The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. This bill attempts to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. “Since the EPA first proposed their WOTUS Rule, Farm […] Continue reading . . .

September 5th, 2014: Groups urge governor to oppose proposed water rule

The Montana Farm Bureau, along with 12 other organizations across Montana, has sent a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock urging him to oppose the EPA’s proposed new rule on Waters of the United States.  They believe the proposed rule is extremely detrimental to Montana and asked for the governor’s help to prevent it from […] Continue reading . . .

September 5th, 2014: Registration is open for the 2014 Young Ag Leadership Conference!

Registration is now open for the eleventh annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 3-5 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various […] Continue reading . . .

August 15th, 2014: Contact your Congressmen during August Recess

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is urging farmers, ranchers and anyone concerned about rural issues to contact their U.S. Congressmen during the August Recess/State Work Period which runs through September 7. The 113th Congress, second session, convenes Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. “This is a great time to drop by the offices of our […] Continue reading . . .

August 11th, 2014: Powder River Carter County Member Talks ESA

By Heather Hamilton-Maude – Reprinted with permission from Tri-State Livestock News In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last time the Endangered Species Act was amended. July 29 saw the ESA move a […] Continue reading . . .

August 7th, 2014: EPA Grabs for Dry Land

#DitchTheRule, By Don Parrish The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand the scope of “navigable waters” subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction was drafted, according to the agency, to reduce uncertainty. And that it does. It’s very clear the proposed rule is designed to allow the federal government to regulate every place water flows when […] Continue reading . . .

July 31st, 2014: MFBF comments on Department of Livestock funding shortage

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has expressed its concern regarding the Montana Department of Livestock budget shortfall and questionable accounting practices. However, MFBF commends the DOL for taking a step in the right direction by appointing a budget subcommittee to review and solve the budget problems. “This is a serious problem for the Department […] Continue reading . . .

July 31st, 2014: Deer Lodge student honored in national agriculture essay contest

Haden Meagher, a student at Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, has placed second in the American Farm Bureau Foundation “Agriculture in a Growing World” Essay Contest. The fact that Powell County High School students have placed in this competition for the past three years is a real tribute to the dedication of their […] Continue reading . . .
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