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‘Made in Montana’ program up for additional funding to support local marketing efforts
4/16/2021 3:32:41 PM
More than half of the agriculture-related bills Montana Farm Bureau member policy supported or opposed have either became law or died so far in the session, accordingly. An ever-growing number of other bills we’ve supported are through the second chamber and are headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature.
Farm Bureau Seeks Dynamic Entrepreneurs with Solutions to Today’s Farm and Rural Challenges
4/15/2021 5:30:43 PM
The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. This national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies that are providing solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities
Ag groups, State prevail in water rights case
4/15/2021 4:25:00 PM
The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding a success story with the First Judicial District Court – Lewis & Clark County, dismissing the Advocates for School Trust Lands case. The State of Montana was a defendant in the water rights case.
Lawmakers consider creating account to bolster port authorities in Montana
4/9/2021 4:28:16 PM
This week of the session saw progress on some important fiscal bills. House Bill 2: the General Appropriations Act has been passed through both chambers. This is the state’s budget that funds many of the programs and agencies important to us, and the completion of this bill often signals a race to the session’s finish line.
Montana Farm Bureau supports State in challenging California’s Prop 12
4/6/2021 6:01:37 PM
Farm Bureau applauds the State of Montana for filing an amicus curiae with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the petition filed by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12.
Water users given notice for extended authorization deadline
4/6/2021 4:25:00 PM
We continue to monitor the progress of House Bills 14 and House Bill 2, which include funding for major agricultural priorities including the Montana Agricultural Experiment Stations, a new Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and a new Wool Lab for the state. House Bill 14, which covers the long-ranch building bonding program needed for these major building projects, has now passed the House and will be heard in the Senate.
Farm Bureau speaks out against Fish & Wildlife Service Grizzly decision
4/1/2021 5:35:00 PM
Yesterday’s announcement by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recommending that grizzly bear remain threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is being met with dismay from Montana Farm Bureau and other agricultural groups.
Farm Bureau Opposes Proposals to Eliminate Stepped-Up Basis and Impose Capital Gains Taxes at Death
3/31/2021 4:39:27 PM
The American Farm Bureau Federation is speaking out against the recent proposals by several lawmakers to tax unrealized capital gains at death and roll back the stepped-up basis on those capital gains.
Montana Farm Bureau Foundation to hold virtual speech contest
3/29/2021 12:18:00 PM
While the format may be different, Montana Farm Bureau Foundation announces that their annual Youth Speech Contest will return for 2021. The contest will be held virtually during the 2021 FFA State Hybrid Convention on April 8, 2021 from 9:00 am – noon.
National Ag Week makes a splash in Helena
3/29/2021 9:52:21 AM
Montana agriculture was center stage this week at the Capitol. In the midst of challenges, frustrations and sometimes fears for the future on a national scale, it is encouraging and important to recognize the support we have in our state for Montana’s No. 1 industry.