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November 20th, 2015: Farm Bureau applauds Food and Drug Administration for GMO labeling decisions

The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for rejecting petitions to the White House for mandatory labeling of GMOs. “Farmers and ranchers have been producing genetically enhanced food for more than two decades without sacrificing nutrition of food quality,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Using GMO crops allows farmers to […] Continue reading . . .

November 19th, 2015: Thanksgiving Feast remains affordable

The American Farm Bureau’s classic Thanksgiving Dinner Survey shows the average cost of feeding 10 people is $50.11, increasing less than 2 percent from 2014. That comes to only a 70-cent increase from 2014. Increases in the average price for turkey, pumpkin pie mix, brown-n-serve rolls, cubed bread stuffing and pie shells are the main […] Continue reading . . .

November 16th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau proud of MSU College of Agriculture listing

The Montana Farm Bureau is proud to learn Montana State University College of Agriculture has been named one of the four best colleges for studying agriculture by the online service, Campus Explorer.  According to Campus Explorer, MSU’s College of Agriculture was ranked for its diverse six departments, working farms, specialized research centers and the popularity […] Continue reading . . .

November 12th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau Convention features speakers on ag advocacy

The enterprising Peterson Farm Brothers and agricultural advocacy specialist Trent Loos addressed and entertained Montana Farm Bureau members during the organization’s convention Nov. 8-11 in Missoula. Part of the Montana Farm Bureau’s mission is to educate consumers about where their food and fiber comes from and who grows it. Loos, who ranches in central Nebraska, […] Continue reading . . .

November 11th, 2015: Big Timber rancher wins Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

Jennie Anderson, a Big Timber rancher, won the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet and will be taking home a new Polaris Ranger Side by Side. Anderson was one of four competitors to make the final round of the Discussion Meet held Nov. 10 during the MFBF Annual Convention in Missoula. The […] Continue reading . . .

November 11th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau holds elections at annual convention

Bob Hanson, a cattle rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during Montana Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville, was re-elected as vice president. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were Troy Kurth, […] Continue reading . . .

November 11th, 2015: Evans receives Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award

Dawson-Wibaux County Farm Bureau member Bernard Evans was presented with the Distinguished Service Award November 10 during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Missoula. Evans and his late wife, Arlene, were active in both the state and county Farm Bureau for many years. Evans spent 13 years as president of the Dawson/Wibaux County Farm […] Continue reading . . .

November 10th, 2015: Gateway Terminal promises easy of shipping of grain, coal to Asia

Joe Ritzman, vice president of SSA Marine, spoke to Montana Farm Bureau members about the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal during MFBF’s Annual Convention Nov. 8-11 in Missoula. The port will provide the best way to access Asian markets for Montana coal and grain. “Currently, most of Montana grain needs to be shipped to ports in […] Continue reading . . .

November 10th, 2015: Young Farmers and Ranchers group donates $6,000 Food Bank Network

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee presented a check for $6,000 to Bill Mathews, chief development officer of the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) at the MFBF YF&R luncheon Monday, Nov. 9 in Missoula. The donation came from proceeds raised during YF&R/Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory Hoofin’ […] Continue reading . . .

November 10th, 2015: COOL regulations discussed at MFBF Annual Meeting

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been a hot policy topic for the past two decades, with voluntary and mandatory labeling being debated and discussed by Farm Bureaus at both the state and national levels. In the 2002 farm bill, the issue jumped to international debate when Congress included provisions mandating COOL for all U.S. […] Continue reading . . .
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