Every June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, your Montana Farm Bureau focuses on ways we can make every aspect of our work and home lives safer for all. Join us, […]
A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average […] Continue reading . . .
Impact. Influence. Innovate. Those themes resonated during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls June 7-9. The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns, and surface ideas for policy development. Members received great ideas of how to “Influence” consumers by […] Continue reading . . .
Farmers and Ranchers May Sue to Stop Clean Water Regulation of Ordinary Farmland A unanimous Supreme Court today ruled landowners may challenge the federal government whenever the Army Corps of Engineers tries improperly to regulate land with regulations designed to protect water. Landowners have attempted many times to challenge Corps rulings known as jurisdictional determinations, […] Continue reading . . .
The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have violated their own regulations and effectively invented new ones in enforcing the Clean Water Act, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. Don Parrish, senior director of congressional relations at AFBF, told the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife that the Army Corps’ novel […] Continue reading . . .
“The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have reaffirmed what thousands of other studies have found, and what farmers, scientists and educated consumers have known all along: genetically engineered crops are safe and beneficial to agriculture, human health and the environment. “The Academies also found that we do not need a label for food […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference’s theme “Impact. Innovate. Influence.” will cover a variety of subjects ranging from leadership to new technology June 7-9 at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls. The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns, and surface ideas for policy […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau is expressing its dismay regarding the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers denying a permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. The Gateway Pacific Terminal, the proposed dry bulk export facility located at Cherry Point in northwest Washington, would have served as a multi -commodity transload station from trains to vessels heading […] Continue reading . . .
The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!” focused on securing a bright future for animal agriculture by finding solutions to the challenges facing the industry today. The event, held May 5-6 in Arlington, VA, featured speakers and panelists leading discussions. Montana Farm Bureau Government Affairs Director Nicole Rolf […] Continue reading . . .