Policy Development Articles
Advocating for private property rights, with the right attitude
A young, Montana agriculture leader says being able to calmly and factually share stories and information about agriculture and what we do every day could be a tiny ripple to get our urban cousins thinking differently.
Legislators receive awards during Farm Bureau Summer Conference
Five legislators received awards for support of agriculture and rural Montana during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 7-9 in Great Falls. Each of the legislators demonstrated their support of Montana agriculture through their voting record, bill sponsorship and leadership within various committees.
Montana Farm Bureau applauds Governor Gianforte for signing bills important to agriculture
The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding the Montana Legislature for passing, and Governor Gianforte for signing, bills important to agriculture into law. When the 67th Legislature came to a close April 29, many Montana Farm Bureau supported bills had been passed by the Legislature and were on their way to the Governor’s desk.
Hedges on Farm Policy committee: 'Conservation compliance' process remains vauge, challenging for farmers
Northern Montana farmer and Farm Bureau leader Megan Hedges reports on Farm Policy national Issues Advisory Committee meetings.
Montana Farm Bureau members attend virtual national committee meetings
Montana Farm Bureau members participated in the American Farm Bureau’s Issues Advisory Committee meetings last week. The meetings bring farmers and ranchers together from across the country to discuss issues of concern. MFBF has members on five committees: Animal Care, Environmental Regulations, Farm Policy, Federal Lands and Water.
Federal Lands advisory committee focused on forest management and conservation in the West
Phillips County rancher and farmer Tom DePuydt serves on the American Farm Bureau's Federal Lands Issues Advisory Committee. Issue Advisory Committees gather farmers and ranchers from across the nation to share, serve, gather ideas and information that helps guide policy implementation and inspires grassroots policy development.
Farm Bureau Establishes 2021 Policies
Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Virtual Annual Convention adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021. Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing.
Boots on the Hill: Livestock Loss Board targets preventative funding, multiplier reimbursement
Updates from week 2 of the Montana State Legislature, straight from your Montana Farm Bureau Federation team.
An open door we must step through
Is Washington, D.C. still a place where ordinary citizen can make a difference? Montana rancher JM Peck says 'yes.'