CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Foods produced with fewer greenhouse gas emissions are healthier than foods that create more climate pollution, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eric Galatas files this report.

Fergus High School FFA members Allison Bensen  and Levi Boyles have this activity and honors report.  

“Don’t ever think your voice isn’t important.”  This was the key message we hoped to impart on the Young Farmers & Ranchers who attended our Calling on the Capitol event this week in Helena.  Attendees met with agency officials, bill drafters, committee chairmen and had the opportunity to participate in committee hearings.  These events are a highlight of our time in Helena; getting farmers and ranchers in the halls of the Capitol is one of the key priorities to passing strong agricultural policy.

Learning about agency work, meeting with legislators and watching a Senate Floor Session was all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Calling on the Capitol January 31-February 1 in Helena. The YF&R Calling on the Capitol provides a great way for Collegiate Farm Bureau students as well as active farmers/ranchers to experience the legislative process first hand.

The Montana Farm Bureau lobbyists briefed the group on how a bill becomes law, how to work with your legislator and how to testify.

What’s happening with the farm bill? How do you keep your veterinarian happy? How do you avoid pitfalls of conservation easements? Those are a few of the questions that will be answered Thursday, November 8 during workshops at the Montana Farm Bureau 99th Annual Convention at the Northern and DoubleTree Hotels in Billings.