Member Profile: A Sugar Beet Farmer’s Way of Life

Member Profile: A Sugar Beet Farmer’s Way of Life

Sarah Rachor is a fourth generation sugar beet farmer in the lower Yellowstone Valley. This year marks her second year of farming full-time. She is now the primary operator of Fresh Hopped Farm. Sarah is married and has an eight-year old daughter. Prior to farming...
MFU Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

MFU Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Montana Farmers Union holds education of its members in high esteem. MFU is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that promote education. In doing so, several scholarships have been developed to enhance success in educational endeavors. We offer seven...
Member Profile: Colter DeVries

Member Profile: Colter DeVries

Colter DeVries is the founder of Colt James Ranches in Roberts, Montana. He raises Wagyu cattle and has discovered a niche market with a focus on holistic management practices balanced with stainability. His experience in commercial/agricultural banking coupled with a...
Women’s Conference Unites MFU Women

Women’s Conference Unites MFU Women

To pivot is defined as to turn on or around a central point. Women who attended the 2018 MFU Women’s Conference at Fairmont Hot Springs delved into the term pivot and the bigger picture of what a pivot for change might mean for them. To help explore this theme the...
Member Profile: Eric Bergman

Member Profile: Eric Bergman

Eric Bergman and his wife Audra own and operate Groundworks Farm in Fort Shaw. Recently Eric has assumed a new role as Director of the Food and Ag Development Center in Great Falls. Eric is very active with MFU as President of Cascade County Farmers Union and in other...

2018 MFU Women’s Conference

The MFU 2018 Women’s Conference is scheduled for February 23-25 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Registration for this event is now closed. Below you will find an event agenda. For details call event coordinator Violet Green at 564-6025. See you there!   Friday,...
Farmers Union Launches Farm Bill Campaign

Farmers Union Launches Farm Bill Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – American family farmers and ranchers are enduring the worst economic slide in generations, and they need Congress to pass a Farm Bill in 2018 to strengthen the...
RMA holds public comment period on pulses

RMA holds public comment period on pulses

By paul kanning Vice Chair Montana Pulse Crop Committee: It has been a remarkable time for pulse crops in Montana. 2017 brought another expansion of pulse acres in our state, with an incredible 1.5 million acres seeded. It also brought a drought which quickly expanded...
State of the Delay

State of the Delay

By USCA’s Washington, DC Team:   Livestock haulers represent a small segment of the trucking industry, but will be among the most affected by the upcoming Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate, a federal regulation that will wreak havoc on small business owners...