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Montana Farm Bureau was extremely disappointed that H.R. 2 failed by a 198 for and 213 against vote. The failure to pass this farm bill was a vote against the country’s hard-working farmers and ranchers.
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging Congress to pass HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, but is asking that they resist any amendments that would hurt Montana’s farmers and ranchers.
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?
Provisions for specialty crop programs, improvements on conservation and rural development programs are in this farm bill. Especially important to Montana farmers and ranchers is improvement to crop insurance and disaster assistance.
Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) held a round-table discussion with seven Montana Farm Bureau members March 23. The wide range of issues discussed included trade and taxes, the farm bill, brucellosis, forestry and Wilderness Study Areas.
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.