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Proposed SEC Rule Could Reach Nearly Every Farmer and Rancher

Washington - April 27 – The American Farm Bureau Federation joined 119 other agriculture organizations in sending a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asking for an extension of time to comment on its proposed rule, “The...

 

Regenerative Agriculture Key To Productive Soil, Healthy Animals

Bozeman, MT -- Regenerative farming and ranching pioneer Gabe Brown addressed a packed building April 19 at the fairgrounds in Big Timber regarding the importance of soil health and regenerative agriculture practices. "How do we heal our soils? By...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 4, 2022

May is Membership Month at Montana Farm Bureau

BOZEMAN, Montana—May is Membership Month at the Montana Farm Bureau, and the state’s largest general agricultural organization has planned a month of activities both recognizing and recruiting members. “The greatest advocates for Montana...

 

Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week

BOZEMAN, Montana – Sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a priority of county and state Farm Bureau leaders across the nation. As part of this year’s...

 

Farm Bureau Calls On DOJ For Update On Meatpacker Investigation

Bozeman, MT - The American Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking the Department of Justice to provide an update on its investigation into the meatpacking industry. The Department of Justice began an...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Offers Scholarships For Higher Education

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation and Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee are offering several scholarships for students pursuing higher education. “Our Montana Farm Bureau Foundation and Women’s Leadership Committee are pleased t...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Announces ACE Program Participants

The Montana Farm Bureau announces their ACE (Advocate. Communicate. Educate.) Leadership Program class for 2022. The fifth ACE program will empower Farm Bureau members to be confident, effective leaders in their county Farm Bureau and local...

 

Rambur Charolais: Unique Opportunities Keep Sidney Ranch Thriving

Howard Rambur started his herd as a youngster with two crossbred Charolais heifers and a purebred Charolais bull. "I got a small loan from the local bank and was on my way to having my purebred...

 

Making Grazing Management Decisions After Severe Drought

Dr. Jeff Mosley, MSU Extension, talked to a packed room in Grazing Management; Decisions After Severe Drought workshop at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Billings, last week. In his presentation, Mosely explained that drought is an...

 

Making Grazing Management Decisions After Severe Drought

Dr. Jeff Mosley, MSU Extension, talked to a packed room in Grazing Management; Decisions After Sever Drought workshop at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Billings, last week. In his presentation, Mosely explained that drought is an inev...

 

Farm Bureau: Survey Shows Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up 14%

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s...

 

Convention Keynote Speakers Tackle Tough Topics

Farmers and ranchers face tough times, but during the 102nd Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention Nov. 8-11 in Billings, keynote speakers will provide uplifting insights and valuable information to make the road easier. Members of the states...

 

Virtual Farm Fair Features Montana's Farms and Ranches

Last year's Montana Farm Bureau Virtual Farm Fair was so well received that the state's largest agricultural organization is again holding their Virtual Farm Fair April 26-30. The Virtual Farm Fair...

 

Celebrate Agriculture During National Ag Week

National Ag Week, a time to celebrate agriculture, is March 21-27 with National Ag Day March 23. Agriculture remains the number-one industry for Montana, outpacing mining, tourism and forestry products along with oil and gas. Montana agriculture is...

 

AFBF Applauds Introduction Of Estate Tax Repeal Bills

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on Congress to remove barriers to farm ownership. Bills aimed at eliminating the estate tax were introduced in the Senate and House last week. The American Farm Bureau Federation supports both. Sen....

 

Farm Bureau Supports Cattle Market Transparency

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)....

 

Support Ag Literacy On Your Tax Form

The State of Montana has a voluntary tax check-off designation for Agricultural Literacy. These funds have the potential to provide materials and agricultural curriculum to teachers and schools across the state providing adequate knowledge of...

 

Montana Pollinator Education Project – Pollinator Education For Students & Adults

Manhattan, MT - Montana Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (MAITCF) and Gallatin County Conservation District are pleased to announce the updated version of the Montana Pollinator Education Project. This project focuses on vital information rega...

 

Choteau Rancher Wins Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, Receives Polaris Ranger

Karli Johnson, a young rancher from Choteau (formerly from Sidney), bested three other competitors to win the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet. She received the keys to a...

 

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4%

Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are likely to be fewer and farther between, with social distancing and perhaps even remote family get-togethers. One tradition that co...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Expanded To Other Commodities

President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue have announced a second round of aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Up to $14 billion will be used to help farmers devastated by the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Expanded To Other Commodities

President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue have announced a second round of aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Up to $14 billion will be used to help farmers devastated by the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19...

 

Farm Bureau Supports Meat Packing Acts To Help State Agriculture

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Congressman Gianforte (R-MT) for his co-sponsoring of two important bills for livestock producers: The Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP Act) and the Direct Interstate Retail Exempt...

 

Resources Available To Help Consumers, Food Producers In COVID-19 Struggle

The Senate has passed by unanimous consent H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The House is scheduled to vote Thursday, April 23 and President Trump announced he would sign the bill into law. The American Farm...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 6, 2020

Montana Farm Bureau To Host Virtual Farm Fair

This time of year, Montana grade school students are generally attending farm fairs across the state, learning about various aspects of agriculture. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farm fairs which...

 

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