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June 25th, 2014: Agriculture scores victory with SPCC rules revision

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 not just because it allows improvement of the nation’s waterways but because it makes positive changes to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Rules (SPCC). Under this legislation, farm and ranch families will benefit […] Continue reading . . .

June 25th, 2014: Comment Period Opens on DSA Boundary Adjustment; Public Meeting Set for July 2

Public comment on expanding the state’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA) for brucellosis to include a 365-square mile chunk of land between Norris and Three Forks (see attached map) opened late last week. The Montana Board of Livestock at its last meeting approved putting the proposal out for review after learning that 10 of 60 elk […] Continue reading . . .

June 17th, 2014: National Farmland documentary to be shown in Big Timber

Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau is bringing the Farmland documentary at 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 to the Cottonwood Cinema in Big Timber. Academy Award-winning director James Moll directed this feature-length film that follows the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. The film examines the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, […] Continue reading . . .

June 16th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau focuses on issues at Summer Conference

Water was the hot topic during the 2014 Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference in Kalispell. A variety of water issues were addressed by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and State Senator Chas Vincent and discussed by the MFBF Water Committee. “It troubles me – and most Montanans, I suspect – when I see government do […] Continue reading . . .

June 9th, 2014: Farm Bureau dismayed at Court’s ruling on tax reappraisal case

The Montana Farm Bureau is dismayed by the recent decision of the Montana Fourteenth Judicial District Court regarding MFBF v. Department of Revenue. Farm Bureau first filed the case, along with the Montana Taxpayers’ Association and Bernie Lucas/Lucas Family in February 2010, believing Montana DOR failed to correctly calculate phase-in amounts for agricultural properties state […] Continue reading . . .

June 3rd, 2014: EPA Greenhouse Gas Plan Harmful to Economy, Agriculture

The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest greenhouse gas proposal will harm the nation’s economy, rural communities and America’s farm and ranch families if implemented, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. The EPA’s attempt to impose a 30-percent reduction in carbon dioxide on the nation’s power plants will lead to higher energy prices. Farmers would face […] Continue reading . . .

May 28th, 2014: Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference slated for Kalispell

“Navigating Ag’s Future” is the theme of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference planned for June 10-12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell.  The Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference is when members from 11 advisory committees come together to discuss issues and work on policy resolution ideas. The advisory committees, ranging from […] Continue reading . . .

May 21st, 2014: State Water Plan–Still Time to Comment!

Many of you may be aware that DNRC has been working to establish a State Water Plan.  They established four Basin Advisory Councils: Clark’s Fork, Upper Missouri, Lower Missouri, & Yellowstone.  Currently, DNRC and the Basin Advisory Councils (BAC) for the Lower Missouri and the Yellowstone are seeking public comment on their recommendations for the two […] Continue reading . . .

May 15th, 2014: Correcting the Fed Up Record

Note:  The following is taken from a press release issued by International Food Information Council (IFIC).  Click here to go to their site. This commentary is co-­‐authored by Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, senior vice president for nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council and IFIC Foundation, and Matt Raymond, […] Continue reading . . .

May 6th, 2014: The Farm Bill: How it Works

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2014—The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos and launched a website (http://goo.gl/ujjnny) to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill. Featured content includes videos on key commodity program and crop insurance provisions of the farm bill. “We have […] Continue reading . . .
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