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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...

 

Farm Bureau Members Attend Advisory Meetings, Meet With Congressional Offices In D.C.

Four Montana Farm Bureau members traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings and visit with senatorial offices. Members included Tonya Rolf...

 

Ag Safety Awareness Week: Working Around Livestock

Montana Farm Bureau Federation is making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program with March 3-9 designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. Each day of the week has a theme with March 5 focusing on Livestock Safety....

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    March 6, 2019

Farm Bureau Members Attend Advisory Meetings, Meet With Congressional Offices In D.C.

Four Montana Farm Bureau members traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings and visit with senatorial offices. Members included Tonya Rolf...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Birthday In Helena

Forty Farm Bureau members, legislators, agency people and Montana Governor Steve Bullock showed up for the Montana Farm Bureau Birthday celebration February 13 at the Capitol. The MFB Women's...

 

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...

 

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