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Three MFBF members who earned a trip to the nation’s capital had an opportunity to tour the Capitol and the White House, meet with Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at USDA, and glean critical information from AFBF’s public policy team.
A successful 1921 Farm Bureau convention leads to big changes for Montana, including joining the national federation and a new interest in economic & political programs.
The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that the 2018 Farm Bill has passed the Senate. "We are very thankful for Senator Jon Tester and Senator Steve Daines’ work on this bill, and to our members who contacted their Senators to urge their support of this important piece of legislation." - MFBF President Hans McPherson.
Trade and the farm bill topped the list of topics discussed during the Joint National Commodity Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Two Montana Farm Bureau members were selected to serve on national commodity committees: Gail Vennes, beef and Russel Steinbeisser, sugar and pulse crops.
Mark your calendar! Montana’s Fifteenth Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place October 5- 7, 2018 at the Big Horn Resort in Billings
A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person.
This version of the farm bill, called the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, is aptly named because the majority of funding is used to provide food for people in need.
Although the news on trade negotiations might sound grim, Angela Hofmann, deputy director of Farmers for Free Trade, told MFBF members that negotiations are part of the process and urged farmers and ranchers to speak up and make their voices heard.
Issues revolving around livestock health issues, the farm bill, noxious weeds or taxes, were discussed during the organization’s summer conference June 12-14 in Fairmont Hot Springs. More than 170 members met to discuss issues and develop Farm Bureau policy for 2019.
MFBF members discussed issues and advocacy during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 12-14. The Issues workshops covered items such as trucking regulations, the farm bill and Farm Service programs.