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Colorado County to Proceed with Phasing Out GMO Crops

12/2/2016 2:01:00 PM
Boulder County voted to proceed with a policy to phase out the growing of genetically modified corn and sugar beets on county-owned farmland. >> Read More

USFRA Luanches "Straight Talk" Campaign on the Important Role of GMOs

10/31/2016 2:36:00 PM
A coalition of agricultural groups has launched a campaign on the important role GMOs play in improving sustainability in the food production system. >> Read More

Brazil Approves Import of GMO Crops from U.S.

10/11/2016 1:24:00 PM
Two months after Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture asked the country to temporary lift restrictions, Brazil was approved to import genetically modified corn from the U.S.  >> Read More

Farm Bureau applauds signing of the National Biotech Disclosure into Law

7/30/2016 3:21:00 PM

The Montana Farm Bureau is pleased that President Obama has signed the GMO labeling bill into law.

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House Votes on GMO Labeling Friday

7/13/2016 2:59:00 PM

The House Rules Committee advanced the Senate's GMO labeling bill that was passed last week in the Senate, setting up a vote before the House leaves for its summer recess on Friday. 

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Senate to Vote of GMO Labeling Bill Tomorrow

7/5/2016 11:27:00 AM

The National Corn Growers Association is urging all farmers to contact their senators and ask for their support of the Roberts-Stabenow agreement on GMO labeling.

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Rancher Awarded $246,000 for Shot Guard Dogs

7/1/2016 2:03:00 PM

An Oregon rancher was recently awarded $246,000 settlement from two hunters who shot and killed three of his Great Pyrenees guard dogs

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FDA Critical of GMO Labeling Bill

6/30/2016 5:01:00 PM
"The agreement places the authority of implementing this national, mandatory GMO label squarely with the USDA because this is not a food safety or human health issue." >> Read More

Farmers May Return to Non GMO Sugar beets

6/21/2016 8:57:00 AM

Are U.S. sugar beet farmers really thinking about going back to growing non-GMO beets?

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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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Montana 4-H Ambassadors Announced

7/17/2018 2:44:00 PM

Recently, at the conclusion of the 2018 Montana 4-H Congress held on the campus of Montana State University a new batch of 4-H Ambassadors was announced. 


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MWBC Welcomes Two New Directors

7/17/2018 1:38:00 PM

Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.


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Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/17/2018 8:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving species conservation targets. >> Read More
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Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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