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

4/21/2017

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.

Sustainable farming on Earth Day

4/21/2017

The word “sustainable” truly describes farms and ranches that have been in the family for generations.

Exempt wells, Seed Bill still up in the air

4/17/2017

The goal of adjourning and 65th Montana Legislative Session by Good Friday may have been too good to be true. Montana’s lawmakers will be coming back for one more week after the holiday. But here in the second-to-last week, we had some good days for Montana agriculture.

Food prices down for Easter

4/12/2017

Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in AFBF’s Spring Picnic Market basket Survey.

Bill aims to combat noxious weeds on public lands

4/11/2017

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.

Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Tour slated for Dillon

4/7/2017

Farmers and ranchers ages 18-35 won’t want to miss two days of exciting agriculture tours in the Dillon area April 21-22. This will be a great networking opportunity and a chance to see operations with sheep, potatoes, cattle and a diversified distillery.

Farm Bureau Foundation awards Speech Contest contestants

4/5/2017

This year the MFB Foundation awarded more than $1,000 to the top five speech contest contestants for its Annual Speech Contest March 23, 2017 during the state FFA Convention in Great Falls.

Activists’ Cage-Free Egg Plot, Scrambled

4/5/2017

A recent court ruling, reveals a crack in leading claims activists have made regarding nutrition and food safety of for “cage-free” eggs.

2017 Young Farmer & Rancher Ag Tour

3/31/2017

The YF&R Ag Tour offers you a great opportunity to visit local farms, ranches and agri-businesses with plenty of time to meet and network with fellow young farmers and ranchers.

Priority Ag Legislation Awaiting Governor's Signature

3/31/2017

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.”

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