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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.

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.

United for Agriculture: AQHA Director to speak at Equine Committee meeting


AQHA Director Stan Weaver will be giving an update on the equine industry at the Equine Committee business meeting at the 2017 MFBFSummer Conference June 6-8.

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.

“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.

Still pending, last-ditch edits and more from the final countdown


After last week’s jam-packed summary of new laws and lost legislation from the 2017 Montana Legislative session, we saw little concrete action on the remaining bills we’re following.

AFBF’s President Duvall Joins in Historic White House Ag Roundtable


During a meeting with farmers and ranchers in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump pledged today that his administration, including newly installed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, would work to address critical challenges faced by agriculture.

2017 recap: new laws on the books for Montana, farewell to dead bills


We have about a dozen bills still pending in the final week of Montana’s 65th Legislative Session, but we’d say this session has been a win for Montana agriculture.

Bill aims to combat noxious weeds on public lands


As the session winds into its final few weeks, lawmakers aren’t slowing down – we’re still wading through a few big bills that were thrown in the hopper at the last minute.

Priority Ag Legislation Awaiting Governor's Signature


The Montana Farm Bureau leadership and members are strongly urging Governor Steve Bullock to sign SB 155 sponsored by Sen. Mike Lang (R) SD 17. SB 155 is what Farm Bureau calls the “Seed Bill.”