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Travels with MFBF’s State Staff and Volunteer Leaders

Montana Farm Bureau wants to keep you “in the know” with the federation’s activities. Tune in regularly to see what your county leaders are up to and how MFBF is promoting agriculture!

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"We decided, we HAVE to do something."

6/3/2017

The Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau hosted their inaugural Ag Day this May. More than 140 fourth graders from the East Helena Schools got a hands-on ranch experience. Here's how they did it.

United For Agriculture: Montana's new agriculture leader

6/2/2017

Montana's new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture Ben Thomas will keynote the 2017 Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference lunch on Wednesday, June 7.

United for Agriculture: AQHA Director to speak at Equine Committee meeting

5/30/2017

AQHA Director Stan Weaver will be giving an update on the equine industry at the Equine Committee business meeting at the 2017 MFBFSummer Conference June 6-8.

Amended Seed Bill back on the Governor’s desk

5/8/2017

While the Legislators and lobbyists have packed up and headed out of Helena, the work of the 65th Montana Legislature is still not complete. We have eight bills that we’ve been following that are still pending.

Still pending, last-ditch edits and more from the final countdown

5/1/2017

After last week’s jam-packed summary of new laws and lost legislation from the 2017 Montana Legislative session, we saw little concrete action on the remaining bills we’re following.

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.

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.

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.

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