Boots On The Hill Articles




Opening the 2019 Montana Legislative Session


The 66th Montana Legislature convened Monday, Jan.7 in Helena. Here are some key agriculture issues that were introduced in committee this week.

Interim Issues Expected to Resurface During Legislative Session


Already, a whole slew of bill titles and drafts are circulating. While we expect to see a much higher volume of bills than the list below here’s a quick update on a few topics we’ve been keeping tabs on throughout the interim.

Tracking down the decision makers of 2019


Knowing who to contact can be half the battle. We've created a directory of key committee chairman and included a few other resources to help you get straight to the source.

Victory Montana: MFBF Campaign Management Seminar


If you're considering running for office this year, you won't want to miss out on the great information and resources shared during this event.

Electronic Logging Devices: Where Do We Go From Here?


Mandates and waivers and rules, oh my! There has been a flurry of activity around the new ELD rule since the end of November. What happened in the final weeks of 2017 and where do we go from here?

President's Top Three from D.C.


President Hans McPherson was in Washington D.C. last week attending meetings. Check out the highlights from his trip.

All We Want for Christmas is Tax Reform


The House and Senate passed slightly different tax reform bills. What do those bills look like and will a final version make it to the President by Christmas?

Sage Grouse Comments Due December 1


The Department of Interior has released their Greater Sage Grouse Land Management Plan--don't miss your opportunity to comment!

Tax Bills are Out, It's Time to Act!


With new tax reform plans released, it's time for farmers and ranchers to weigh in.

Advocacy in Washington D.C.


MFBF's Lillian Ostendorf recently traveled to our nation's capitol and had the opportunity to meet with our congressional delegation.