MFBF News Brief


MFBF News Brief

The News Brief is the official membership publication of Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s member families. Spokesman readers are farmers and ranchers, rural residents, landowners, professionals, business people, tradespeople, outfitters, tour guides, young people, homeowners, homemakers and the whole realm of people who live in Big Sky Country!

September News Brief PLUS
The September 2022 News Brief PLUS features Zippy Duvall's visit to Montana, 2023 ACE applications, Congressional wins and more! 
May 2022 News Brief PLUS
The May 2022 News Brief PLUS highlights Summer Conference, May Membership Month, CI-12, regenerative agriculture and more.
March 2022 News Brief
The March 2022 News Brief PLUS highlights the Montana Farm Bureau Candidate Traning Seminar, scholarship information, the 2022 Youth Speech Contest, AFBF Issue Advisory Committee meetings and more. 
February 2022 News Brief The February 2022 News Brief PLUS highlights the103rd Annual American Farm Bureau Convention, 2022 ACE program beginning, AFBF's 2022 policy and more. 
December 2021 News Brief PLUS
The December 2021 News Brief Plus includes highlights from policy developed at November convention, details on the MFBF Campaign Management School occurring in February, our opposition to the Build Back Better plan and more.
November 2021 News Brief PLUS
The November News Brief Plus includes a recap of the 2021 Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference, a Legislative Interim Committee update, details on applying for the 2022 ACE (Advocate.Communicate.Educate) training program and more.
September 2021 News Brief PLUS
The September issue of the News Brief PLUS includes information on upcoming YF&R activities, Montana Farm Bureau Foundation sponsored programs, MFBF's work on taxes and stepped up basis, county news and much more.
August 2021 News Brief PLUS
Read about MFBF District 4's low-stress cattle handling demonstration, find resources available for agriculture during drought, find and update on Montana Legislative Interim Committee meetings and more.

June 2021 News Brief PLUS This version of the News Brief Plus contains information on the availability of hail insurance, a wheat and barley survey, a copy of the Senate Ag Committee letter to President Biden and livestock groups discussion on challenges to the industry.
May News Brief 2021-PLUS
The May version of our MFBF News Brief features a recap of the 2021 Legislative Session, news and a registration form for the upcoming Summer Conference and articles on taxes and the 30x30 report.
March News Brief 2021
The March version of our MFBF News Brief features details on virtual committee meetings attended by Farm Bureau members, our opposition to the Big Sky Country National Heritage Area and AFBF testimonial on climate and agriculture.
February 2021 MFBF News Brief PLUS
The February News Brief is our first issue of 2021.  In this version you can read about the 2021 Virtual AFBF Convention, see Legislative Session information and the latest County Farm Bureau news.
December 2020 News Brief Plus
Our December News Brief Plus features articles on the Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, 2021 Congressional spending bills and an update on gray wolf recovery.  
November 2020
News Brief Plus
Montana Farm Bureau Federation's November News Brief Plus includes an update on the Convention and change in venues dictated by Yellowstone County COVID-19 restrictions.  You will also find information on the 2021 AFBF Virtual Convention to be held in January.  Download this version and read about the FB Cattle Market Working Group report.
September 2020 News Brief Plus The September version of MFBF's News Brief Plus features an update on meat processing legislation, an update on MFBF's Convention plans and plenty of news from our county Farm Bureaus. 
August 2020 News Brief Plus The MFBF August 2020 News Brief includes information on a USDA Cattle Report, a rundown of recent Farm Bureau activities and news from our county Farm Bureaus.  
June 2020 News Brief Plus The June News Brief features a story on MFBF's Virtual Farm Fair and  "Legacies" history book.  You will also find articles examining cattle transactions, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and more.

May 2020 News Brief Plus This version of the News Brief Plus includes articles on farmers and ranchers helping those in need during the pandemic, mental health resources and a letter from MFBF President, Hans McPherson, describing MFBF efforts to serve members during the Covid-19 crisis.  
February 2020 News Brief Plus The February 2020 News Brief recaps Montana Farm Bureau members experiences at the 2020 AFBF Convention.  This issue also has news on Legislative Week, passage of USMCA and details on the Built Ford Proud Sweepstakes.
November 2018 News Brief The November 2018 issue of the News Brief includes news about Representative Gianforte receiving the Friend of Farm Bureau award, the Young Ag Leadership Conference and the need for ESA reform.
September 2018 MFBF News Brief The September 2018 News Brief includes articles on the 2018 Hoofin' it for Hunger race, the Beef Check-off and upcoming MFBF events.
March 2018 MFBF News Brief The March News Brief includes a recap of the YF&R Leadership Conference, stories on electronic log devices, county news and more.
December 2017 MFBF News Brief Top stories include, Sidney rancher wins service award, MFBF at the Special Session and tax reform thoughts.
November 2017 MFBF News Brief This issue features a report on the YF&R Hoofin' it For Hunger Race that raised $7,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network.  Also read about Montana Farm Bureaus 100 year heritage and GIPSA rules.
September 2017 MFBF News Brief Read about WOTUS comments, the Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, a history of Farm Bureau advocacy and more.