Boots On The Hill Articles




The Rest is History


This week was certainly one for the history books. Montana Farm Bureau celebrated its 100th birthday on February 13.

Zebra mussels and fake meat: we’re not fans of either


All good things must come to an end. We had a good run boasting about the slower pace of the legislative session.

Wild Bison Defined, Pipelines Challenged


The Legislature picked up the pace during week four. We worked on a variety of bills and hosted a Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol.

Bill Proposes Per Capita Payment as Eligibility Requirement for Predator Reimbursement


With over 3,000 bill draft requests and only a few hundred bills actually introduced the Legislative Session is off to a remarkably slow start.

Budget beast begins journey through legislature; tax credits benefit irrigators; charitable giving


Another slow week in Helena found us supporting the Department of Livestock and MSU Extension/MAES in budget hearings and working on tax issues.

Opening the 2019 Montana Legislative Session


The 66th Montana Legislature convened Monday, Jan.7 in Helena. Here are some key agriculture issues that were introduced in committee this week.

Interim Issues Expected to Resurface During Legislative Session


Already, a whole slew of bill titles and drafts are circulating. While we expect to see a much higher volume of bills than the list below here’s a quick update on a few topics we’ve been keeping tabs on throughout the interim.

Tracking down the decision makers of 2019


Knowing who to contact can be half the battle. We've created a directory of key committee chairman and included a few other resources to help you get straight to the source.

Victory Montana: MFBF Campaign Management Seminar


If you're considering running for office this year, you won't want to miss out on the great information and resources shared during this event.

Electronic Logging Devices: Where Do We Go From Here?


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?