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Legislation Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion


The Water Rights Protection Act introduced in the House could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens.

Montana legislators receive Outstanding Friend of Farm Bureau Award


Senator Jeff Welborn (SD-36) from Dillon and Representative Walt Sales (HD-69) from Manhattan received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award during Montana Farm Bureau’s Summer Conference June 6-8 in Fairmont Hot Springs.

Trade agreement with China good for Montana beef producers


Montana cattle may well show up on Chinese dinner tables thanks to an historic agreement between the United States and China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China.

State vet addresses current cattle diseases at Farm Bureau Summer Conference


Tuberculosis (TB) and Johne’s Disease are two bovine health issues that cattle ranchers should be aware of, according to Montana’s State Veterinarian Marty Zaluski. Zaluski was addressing ranchers during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference in Fairmont Hot Springs.

Montana legislators receive Distinguished Service Golden Plow Award


Senator Chas Vincent (SD-1 from Libby and Senator Eric Moore (SD-19) from Miles City received the Distinguished Service Golden Plow Award during Montana Farm Bureau’s Summer Conference June 6-8 in Fairmont Hot Springs.

Two Great Falls legislators receive honors from Farm Bureau


Senator Brian Hoven, SD 13 and Representative Wendy McKamey, HD 19, both from Great Falls, received a Montana Farm Bureau Golden Windmill Award presented by Cascade County Farm Bureau members on May 24.

Montana Farm Bureau: United for Agriculture at Summer Conference


The Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference theme “MFBF: United for Agriculture” will cover a variety of subjects ranging from leadership to new technology June 6-8 at Fairmont Hot Springs.

“Seed Bill” law good for Montana agriculture


The Seed Bill was a priority piece of legislation for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) during the 65th Legislative Session and was widely supported for its ability to protect private property rights and provide regulatory consistency.

Tax Reform necessary for viability of farms, ranches


There are several tax reform strategies that can help a farmer or rancher pass on the farm to the next generation, and two of the most important ones are permanent repeal of the death tax and reducing the capital gains tax.

American Farm Bureau Looks Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation


AFBF looks forward to working with the administration, Congress, other agricultural groups, and officials in Canada and Mexico to protect these important markets while also addressing issues that have limited the trade potential of U.S. farmers and ranchers.