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Although the news on trade negotiations might sound grim, Angela Hofmann, deputy director of Farmers for Free Trade, told MFBF members that negotiations are part of the process and urged farmers and ranchers to speak up and make their voices heard.
Issues revolving around livestock health issues, the farm bill, noxious weeds or taxes, were discussed during the organization’s summer conference June 12-14 in Fairmont Hot Springs. More than 170 members met to discuss issues and develop Farm Bureau policy for 2019.
MFBF members discussed issues and advocacy during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 12-14. The Issues workshops covered items such as trucking regulations, the farm bill and Farm Service programs.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has filed a brief in support of 13 states—including Montana— challenging the EPA’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule before a federal district court in North Dakota.
"In these trying economic times for farmers and ranchers, it’s rewarding to see the Senate Ag Committee understands a farm bill needs have quick forward progress,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson.