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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...

 

Ag Producers Financially Injured By Pandemic Urged To Apply For Programs Immediately

Congress recently appropriated $310 billon of additional funding to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and an additional $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. RJ Karney, American Farm...

 

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Ag Organizations To Urge Preventative Measures

A statement from Montana Farm Bureau and the Montana Agribusiness Association For the next two weeks and likely longer, steps are being taken throughout Montana to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. Schools, government offices, and businesses...

 

Farm Bureau Highlights Immediate Challenges Facing Agriculture Sector

American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, AFBF President Zippy Duvall pledged...

 

Farm Bureau To Address Mental Health Concerns, Farmer Stress

Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to...

 

Farm Bureau Convention Workshops Tackle Challenges And Current Issues

Montana Farm Bureau members attending the organization’s 100th Annual Convention November 11-14 in Billings will have the opportunity to attend a variety of informative workshops. Those workshops will cover current topics of interest to farmers...

 

Registration Now Open For The 2019 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 4-6 at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nin...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    August 28, 2019

Farm Bureau Foundation Grant Money Still Available

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation turns 100 this year, and to celebrate its centennial, the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation is offering grant funding for the betterment of communities around the state. With these grants the Foundation looks to increa...

 

Support For Permanent Tax Deduction Critical For Agriculture

Farm and ranch owners are urging their Congressional delegations to support S. 1149, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, sponsored by Senator Steve Daines, R-MT. This important legislation will make permanent the Section 199A qualified business...

 

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