Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret. The U.S. Department of Interior, however, has issued an order to curb this abuse of basic, democratic processes and to open backroom deals to public scrutiny. The American Farm Bureau Federation and state Farm Bureaus, including the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), applaud this overdue action.

Montana Farm Bureau is continuing its focus on agriculture literacy and providing materials to County Farm Bureaus and local educators.  Under the guidance of MFBF’s Women’s Leadership Committee, the Montana Youth (MY) in Agriculture Literacy project has opened the 2019 ‘Montana Ag in Color’ drawing contest.

Speaking with reporters this week in Washington, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue provided an update on what is being done to resolve issues surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard.

The U.S. and Canada continued to look for ways to bridge their differences as talks resumed to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, with Ottawa insisting it won’t sign a bad deal.

Farm Bureau, at both the state and national level, offers excellent opportunities for young farmers and ranchers to hone their knowledge about agriculture and win amazing prizes. The YF&R competitive events include the Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award and the Discussion Meet.