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April 3rd, 2015: Beef and Pork Prices Up, OJ Too

Higher retail prices for several foods, including sirloin tip roast, ground chuck, deli ham and orange juice, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Market basket survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was […] Continue reading . . .

April 2nd, 2015: Prairie Potholes Stuck in EPA’s WOTUS Spin

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation While the Environmental Protection Agency continues to court America’s farmers to support the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), the messages of the agency’s charm offensive could actually be telegraphing a regulatory nightmare for many farmers across wide swaths of prime farm and ranch country. Based […] Continue reading . . .

April 1st, 2015: Musselshell County Farm Bureau Leader Chosen for PAL Class

Jennifer Bergin, a rancher from Melstone, is one of 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as the organization’s eighth Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. PAL is designed to help agricultural leaders accelerate their leadership abilities and solidify their roles as advocates for agriculture. “The new PAL class […] Continue reading . . .

March 27th, 2015: Mythbusting GMOs

By Jessica Wharton The population is growing and many ask how it will be possible to feed 9 billion to 10 billion people by 2050.  Owen Paterson, member of the British Parliament and former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the U.K., is posing a different question, however: “How do we […] Continue reading . . .

March 27th, 2015: MFBF responds to Key Senate Votes on WOTUS

Statement by Bob Hanson, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation “The Montana Farm Bureau has been a strong opponent of the gross expansion of EPA’s regulatory reach by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) proposed rule. This week, key votes in the Senate delivered the message that the WOTUS is flawed in both […] Continue reading . . .

March 20th, 2015: Montana Farm Bureau members, board celebrate Ag Week at Capitol

More than 40 Montana Farm Bureau members descended on Helena for the MFBF Counties Calling on the Capitol March 17-19. The group had the opportunity to visit with Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, as well as with officials at the Montana State Fund, the Montana Department of Agriculture and the […] Continue reading . . .

March 13th, 2015: Celebrate National Agriculture Week

National Agriculture Week March 15-21 marks a time to celebrate agriculture. What better way to celebrate than to look at the success of Montana agriculture.  Agriculture is the No. 1 driver in Montana’s economy with its farmers and ranchers contributing $2 billion to the country’s economy. Montana ag statistics is that wheat is Montana’s largest export with […] Continue reading . . .

March 2nd, 2015: Ag Safety Week Focuses on ATV Safety

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. March 1-7 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week with this year’s theme being “Ride Like a Pro Whenever You Go.” During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to emphasize […] Continue reading . . .

February 26th, 2015: CSKT Water Compact Bill Clears the Senate

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds the Montana Senate’s strong bipartisan YES vote on SB 262, commonly referred to as the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) water compact bill. The state’s largest agricultural organization supports the bill due to a strong belief that without the compact, Montana’s water adjudication could be held up for decades.  Montana Farm […] Continue reading . . .

February 20th, 2015: Leadership Conference offers networking, training opportunities—and snow

Despite a snowy time is Nashville that felt more like Montana than the South, Farm Bureau members had great experiences during the FUSION Conference February 13-16 in Nashville.  The conference, which served as a combined meeting of state Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committees and state Promotion and Education Committees as well as Young Farmers and […] Continue reading . . .
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