Fifty state Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. One of those leaders was Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson.

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization announced today that its National FFA Convention & Expo will be staying in Indianapolis through 2031.

The new president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) met with farm broadcasters from around the country recently at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. While Geoff Cooper has been with RFA since 2008, it was the first time he had the opportunity to talk with the ag media as CEO.

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation and U.S. Cattlemen’s Association are giving kudos to Mike Foster, Montana State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, for his hard work supporting Montana’s ranchers who have been unsuccessful in working with the FSA Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) regarding death loss of livestock from October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. Many ranchers across Montana faced not just one devastating “weather event” but an entire calving season (January through mid-April) of catastrophic weather which resulted in an unprecedented loss of calves and cows. Many ranchers were turned down by the FSA with the governmental organization noting they did not “meet the weather criteria.”

The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that farm bill negotiators have reached an agreement in principle regarding the new farm bill.