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MFBF is applauding the U.S. Senate and House for introducing two bills that clarify air emissions from animal waste on the farm are not applicable under the CERCLA act.
Under current regulations, approximately 200,000 farms and ranches could be legally obliged to report emissions from animal agricultural operations, even though those rules were written to cover industrial emergencies, rather than routine, low-level emissions from farms and ranches.
Thinking about running for office in 2018? Don’t miss Montana Farm Bureau’s Campaign School February 12-13. This two-day session covers everything from selecting your campaign theme and issues to how to set up your campaign structure, how to manage money and how to win.
This seminar is a two-day strategy session for anyone who has thought about throwing their hat into the political ring. The seminar was developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation with input from political consultants and staff of both major political parties.
The Agriculture Department is being reoriented with a new focus on farmers, its customers, and has already built a record of success. In his opening remarks, Perdue also spoke about the importance of trade to U.S. agriculture and the priority of successful NAFTA negotiations.
Carl Mattson, a member of the Hill-Liberty-Blaine County Farm Bureau, has been named Farm Service Agency Committee Chair in Montana. A second Farm Bureau member, Bruce Tutvedt, has been selected to serve on the committee.
Mandates and waivers and rules, oh my! There has been a flurry of activity around the new ELD rule since the end of November. What happened in the final weeks of 2017 and where do we go from here?
Montana Beef Council is still working hard to keep Montana producer dollars in-state. In order to do that, they need you to complete the producer consent form. Have you signed yours yet?
President Hans McPherson was in Washington D.C. last week attending meetings. Check out the highlights from his trip.
The 2017 Ag Census is underway. Be sure to watch your mail box in the coming weeks.