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Ranchers Caring for Our Shared Wide-Open Spaces
7/23/2021 1:44:55 PM
Americans are taking to the road again this summer to enjoy our nation’s wide-open spaces, forests and parks. These lands are under watchful care no matter the season. Many people are surprised when I tell them America’s ranchers are often the first caretakers and first responders to ensure the safety and sustainability of our public lands.
Preparing For the Storms
7/23/2021 12:37:00 PM
Storms will come and go but getting scammed by vendors and unprofessional contractors in a time of need can make the effects of a storm seem to last forever. In the rush to get your home repairs completed so you can enjoy the rest of the summer, be sure to take the time to educate yourself and avoid contractor scams.
It’s baaack: WOTUS and the government land grab
7/23/2021 12:40:00 AM
There is some confusion about what the EPA is proposing but they are definitely saying that they are going to repeal and replace. They will focus on ephemeral features and adjacent wetlands. This will definitely be a step back from the clarity that the Navigable Waters Protection rules provided.
Guidelines for preventing accidents while haying this summer
7/22/2021 10:03:00 AM
In 2019, farms and ranches were the most fatal occupational location in Montana with the majority of those fatalities involving a tractor, pickup, or four-wheeler. This is the time of year we see an increase in machine related accidents and injuries, so share this article with everyone working on your farm or ranch.
Weather Man Says…
7/21/2021 8:10:00 AM
Between a dry winter, late freezes into the end of May and no measurable moisture to speak of, things are not looking good. Our barley looks okay but is dwindling quickly with no rain. The wheat is so short we’re not even sure it will have enough growth to get any straw. When we step into a hay field, we have to decide if it’s worth cutting.
Clinician Curt Pate shares cattle handling tips with Farm Bureau members
7/16/2021 10:20:00 AM
As part of outreach to the ag community, county Farm Bureaus in District 4 held a free low-stress cattle handling demonstration July 10 at Billings Livestock Commission. District 4 consists of Big Horn, Carbon/Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Yellowstone Counties.
Save the Date! MFBF Annual Convention - Nov. 8-10, 2021
7/16/2021 10:09:43 AM
Join us for our largest annual gathering where members and guests join together for important networking, fun socials, memorable workshops and keynote speakers, and the delegate session where we showcase our grassroots policy development process. November 8-10, 2021 - DoubleTree and Northern Hotels - Billings
Montana Farm Bureau leaders meet with agency leaders in nation’s capital
7/15/2021 12:30:57 PM
Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson and Vice President Cyndi Johnson traveled to the capital city July 12-14, 2021 for American Farm Bureau’s Council of Presidents. Fifty state Farm Bureau presidents, along with Puerto Rico, gathered together to discuss essential agricultural issues and meet with top agency personnel.
Prevention is key to stopping wildfires this summer
7/7/2021 11:56:00 AM
The Montana Farm Bureau is urging all Montanans and those visiting the Treasure State to do their part to prevent wildfires during this extremely dry summer. Most areas are in the midst of a drought and seeing the Fire Danger signs as “Very High.”