Montana Farm Bureau Federation
Montanans still a get a bang for their buck when it comes to cost of the Independence Day meal, according to shopping surveys.
Montana farmers have lost their class action lawsuit accusing the state of jumping the gun on tax increases.
Max Baucus has plowed through a lot of legislation in his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, but perhaps no legislation more significant than that on agriculture and trade, observers say.
Farming’s best days may soon be behind it, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s top economist said Monday.
With less than a week before the federal farm bill expires and nothing suggesting a new one is in the works, September 2013 is beginning to look a lot like 2012 — and 2011.
The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and fellow Republicans passed a scaled-down farm bill Thursday that got a lukewarm reception from a broad spectrum of Montanans.
Retirement beckoned, and Sharon Culbertson couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over her business based on her personal passion for cooking. So starting Thursday, she’s liquidating all her Copper Colander inventory and closing the business she started in November 2002.
The $500 billion farm bill passed Monday by the Senate won mostly soft praise from Montanans most affected by the bill's farm, conservation and food stamp programs.
A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.
Montana exports had a record year in 2012, led by grain. Montana exported over $2.48 billion in high-value grain last year. We’re producing products and commodities that the world wants, and all our communities benefit from the resulting jobs, economic growth, and tax revenue.
The heifer in the quiet back corner of Turk Stovall's barn had been struggling for more than an hour to drop her first calf, and the cowboys watching from a distance were growing nervous.
Montana farmers who sued the Department of Revenue over the agency’s handling of the last reappraisal say they want nothing to do with the state’s latest tax plan before the Legislature.
Eastern Montana members of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation have been appointed to serve on the advisory committees of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The advisory committees meet annually in Washington, D.C. to provide input for future Farm Bureau policy.
Every month 17 million people play Farmville on Facebook. Another 2.6 million have logged onto Netflix to rate the film “Food, Inc.” which casts a critical eye on the food industry and promises “you’ll never look at dinner the same way again.”
Montana’s Supreme Court has granted class action status to farmers and ranchers accusing the Montana Department of Revenue of jumping the gun on tax increases.
Farm-state senators are pushing to extend an estate tax break that’s necessary to protect family farms, according the agriculture groups.
With the largest drought in a half century chewing up farm acres, the call for federal assistance is growing.
Citing an overreach by the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is attempting to defund federal efforts to expand the Clean Water Act.
When House budget hawks called for deep cuts to federal farm subsidies recently, most people in Montana saw it as a ruinous assault on the state's largest industry.