The Water Rights Protection Act introduced in the House could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens.
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 cattle may well show up on Chinese dinner tables thanks to an historic agreement between the United States and China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China.
Tuberculosis (TB) and Johne’s Disease are two bovine health issues that cattle ranchers should be aware of, according to Montana’s State Veterinarian Marty Zaluski. Zaluski was addressing ranchers during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference in Fairmont Hot Springs.
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.
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.
The Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference theme “MFBF: United for Agriculture” will cover a variety of subjects ranging from leadership to new technology June 6-8 at Fairmont Hot Springs.
There are several tax reform strategies that can help a farmer or rancher pass on the farm to the next generation, and two of the most important ones are permanent repeal of the death tax and reducing the capital gains tax.
AFBF looks forward to working with the administration, Congress, other agricultural groups, and officials in Canada and Mexico to protect these important markets while also addressing issues that have limited the trade potential of U.S. farmers and ranchers.
Federal agencies managing western lands are increasingly demanding that ranchers with grazing permits on federal lands surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range. MFBF believes this is extortion and not an acceptable practice of the ‘peoples’ government.’