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Montana Farm Bureau Disappointed In Farm Bill Vote; Urges Quick Reconsideration And Passage

With the 2018 farm bill being critically important to Montana’s farmers and ranchers, the Montana Farm Bureau was extremely disappointed that H.R. 2 failed by a 198 for and 213 against vote. The failure to pass this farm bill was a vote against the...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 9, 2018

Learn About Eastern Montana Agriculture During YF&R Ag Tour In Sidney

Ever wander around a sugar beet factory? Want to learn about the controversy surrounding the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam? Plan to take part in the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Regional Ag Tour June 1-2 in Sidney. The...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    March 21, 2018

Farm Bureau Members In Washington, D.C. Meet With Leaders, Agencies

Five Montana Farm Bureau members traveled to Washington, D.C. in early March not only to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings but to meet Montana's Congressional...

 

Four Montanans To Serve On National Agricultural Issues Committees

Four Montana Farm Bureau members have been chosen to serve on National Issue Advisory Committees for American Farm Bureau Federation. These committees play an important role in AFBF’s policy implementation and development. Over the past years,...

 

Sidney Rancher Receives Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award

David McMillen, a long-time member of Richland County Farm Bureau, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Farm Bureau during the MFBF Awards Banquet November 14 in Billings....

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    August 23, 2017

U.S., Canadian And Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernized NAFTA

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that...

 

Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference Covers Pertinent Issues

Immigration and trade-top stories in mainstream news-are major issues for farmers and ranchers. During the 2017 Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference July 16-18 in Rogers, Ark., state Farm Bureau commodity leaders shared issues and policy...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    April 19, 2017

Sustainable farming on Earth Day

"Sustainability" has become the buzz word in today's society and especially Earth Day, which is on April 22. The word "sustainable" truly describes farms and ranches that have been in the family for generations. "Farmers and ranchers welcome the...

 

Farm Bureau Applauds Settlement Agreement to Protect Farmers' Privacy

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging EPA’s release of farmer and rancher personal information, when a federal judge approved a settlement that secures...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    March 15, 2017

Farm Bureau to Offer Four Scholarships to Students

The Montana Farm Bureau is offering four scholarships to students seeking higher education: two from the MFB Foundation and two from the MFB Women’s Leadership Committee. A new scholarship available is the MFB Foundation’s Future of Agriculture...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    March 15, 2017

Senator Daines Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has presented Montana Senator Steve Daines a "Friend of Farm Bureau Award." Daines received the award from MFBF members who were in the national's capital...

 

Farm Succession Planning Requires Good Communication

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...

 

Circle Farmer Wins Montana Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, Polaris

Gil Gasper who serves as chair of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee was named winner of the YF&R Discussion Meet during the Montana Farm Bureau Awards Banquet Nov. 15....

 

Farm Bureau Members Participate in Farm Bill Listening Session

Three Montana Farm Bureau members participated in Senator Jon Tester’s Farm Bill listening tour October 17 in Billings. Tester is holding listening sessions to hear farmers’ hopes and concerns for the new Farm Bill. Montana Farm Bureau Vice...

 

Presidential Contenders Weigh in on Agricultural Issues

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, this week began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. AFBF asked...

 

Presidential Contenders Weigh in on Agricultural Issues

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, this week began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. AFBF asked...

 

Registration Open for the 2016 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference takes place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between ten of...

 

Registration Open for the 2016 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference takes place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between ten of...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    August 10, 2016

Young Ag Leadership Conference Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Mark your calendar! Montana’s thirteenth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls, MT. Young people involved and interested in agriculture, aged 18-40, are invited...

 

Small Landowner Seminar On Niche Ag Markets Scheduled For Missoula

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding a Small Landowner’s Seminar Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula as part of their annual convention. The seminar will feature three sessions of panelists who have built successful agricu...

 

Women's Leadership Boot Camp Teaches Communication Skills

The American Farm Bureau Federation honored 16 farm and ranch leaders as graduates of the organization’s ninth annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day...

 

Agro-Security Critical For All Farms And Ranches

Many people involved in agriculture believe that agro-security centers around large farms and ranches with multiple buildings housing chickens and swine. They picture workers and visitors suiting up...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 27, 2015

Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference Slated For Sidney

The Montana Farm Bureau will hold its Summer Conference June 9-11 in Sidney. The theme “Energizing Our Grassroots” will highlight energy development in the Sidney area and its effect on farmers and ranchers.The Summer Conference is a time when...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 20, 2015

Murrill Hired As Montana Farm Bureau Regional Manager

Rikki Murrill has been hired to serve as Montana Farm Bureau's South/Central Montana Regional Manager. Murrill was raised in the Great Falls/Cascade area where she was involved in 4H and FFA, raising...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    March 18, 2015

Montana Farm Bureau First In Country To Capture Membership Award

For the 8th year, Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has been the first state in the nation to report quota to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The AFBF membership quota is based on a...

 

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