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February 2nd, 2017: Confirm Judge Gorsuch, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Says

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated last night to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, he will assume the seat last occupied by Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a worthy successor. The American Farm Bureau Federation calls for his swift confirmation by the Senate. […] Continue reading . . .

January 26th, 2017: Value-added theme prevails at YF&R Calling on the Capitol

  The concept of adding value to Montana agricultural products circulated through meetings during the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Calling on the Capitol January 24-25 in Helena. During visits to the Departments of Livestock and Agriculture, as well as with a visit with Governor Steve Bullock, the talk turned […] Continue reading . . .

January 24th, 2017: MFBF Statement Regarding the Importance of Trade to U.S. Agriculture

Statement by Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson: “It is no surprise that President Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as he told us he would during his campaign. Farmers are optimistic people and we are hopeful he is working towards a better trade agreement than the TPP. He has said he will put […] Continue reading . . .

January 23rd, 2017: Importance of Trade to U.S. Agriculture

Statement by AFBF President Zippy Duvall Regarding the Importance of Trade to U.S. Agriculture WASHINGTON, D.C. – “U.S. agriculture creates jobs and supports economic growth in rural America, and American agriculture depends on maintaining and increasing access to markets outside the United States. Trade is vital to the success of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. […] Continue reading . . .

January 23rd, 2017: Farm Bureau Strongly Endorses Perdue for USDA

The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “The nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture is welcome news to the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Gov. Perdue will provide the strong voice that agriculture needs in the new administration. He is an outstanding nominee. “I […] Continue reading . . .

January 13th, 2017: Farm Succession Planning requires good communication

PHOENIX– Farm succession planning is complex and requires careful thought, according to Roger McEowen, Washburn University School of Law. He addressed workshop attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Phoenix. Top things to consider are whether or not you want to keep your farm going and what […] Continue reading . . .

January 12th, 2017: Farm Bureau Convention Concludes with 2017 Policy Roadmap

PHOENIX – Delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention approved a host of public policy measures designed to help assure a prosperous future for farmers, ranchers and everyone who depends on them for food, fuel and fiber. Delegates covered the full range of agriculture policy over the day-long session. Resolutions passed included […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2017: Farm Bureau Women Focus on Leadership in 2017

PHOENIX – Continued focus on sharpening leadership skills is critically important for Farm Bureau members and volunteer leaders, according to national Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Sherry Saylor, an Arizona crop farmer. Saylor encouraged Farm Bureau women to engage and connect more with consumers in the coming year. She made her remarks to the American Farm […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2017: MFBF receives awards at national Farm Bureau Convention

PHOENIX – The Montana Farm Bureau received the Pinnacle Award for Program and Membership Achievement at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jan. 6-11 in Phoenix.  Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson accepted the award during the opening session. Montana Farm Bureau captured six State Awards for Excellence in: Agriculture Education & Outreach; Leadership Development; […] Continue reading . . .

January 10th, 2017: Farm Bureau President to Congress: Slash Regulations, Reform Immigration/Ag Labor

PHOENIX – American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and thousands of Farm Bureau members today asked Congress to pass sweeping reform of regulations that burden the lives of farmers and ranchers. Their request followed by days the introduction of major legislation to reassert congressional authority over agencies that increasingly ignore the law and basic […] Continue reading . . .
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