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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 . . .

January 10th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau receives top award at the American Farm Bureau Convention

O RLANDO , FLA —  The Montana Farm Bureau has received the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement, during the 97th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jan. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla.  Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson accepted the prestigious award during the opening session. Montana […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2016: Montana Farm Bureau protests approval for bison on Flat Creek Allotment

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Vinita Shea, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Malta protesting the recent decision of approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) request for change of use on the Flat Creek Allotment. “Montana Farm Bureau, along with its members, was in opposition to […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2016: Powderville rancher re-elected as national Women’s Leadership Committee representative

Lillian Ostendorf, a rancher from Powderville, has been re-elected as a western representative on the American Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC). This is will be the third term Ostendorf has served in this capacity. “I am looking forward to continuing to serve the western region,” said Ostendorf. “The AFBF WLC has been working […] Continue reading . . .

December 23rd, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau members selected for national issues advisory committees

Five Montana Farm Bureau members have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committees (IAC).  This is the second year for the IAC programs which have been changed from the previous commodity committees. The IAC was formed so membership would have substantial input in refining and implementing AFBF policy objectives.  From […] Continue reading . . .

December 23rd, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau dismayed by governor’s bison decision

The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed dismay with the Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s decision to allow for the presence of bison year-round in Montana on the perimeter of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). According to the decision, bison will be permitted to occupy suitable habitat in Montana outside of the park within manageable confines and subject […] Continue reading . . .

December 21st, 2015: Culbertson couple selected for national Ag committee

Patrick and Nicole Hackley of Culbertson have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. The Hackleys have a diversified small grains and cattle operation in the eastern part of Montana, raising wheat, oats, barley, corn, peas, lentils and canola. In addition, they raise grass and alfalfa hay for […] Continue reading . . .

December 21st, 2015: Passage of Omnibus and Tax Bill Good for Montana

In these last few days of the year, Congress has taken on a number of important issues. We are pleased that the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) and the Omnibus Spending bill have passed. Special thanks to Congressman Zinke for voting in favor of both bills. They include items that are […] Continue reading . . .
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