Author: Audra Labert

MFU calls for support in 2021 legislative session

“I look forward to working on behalf of MFU members this session,” said President Walter Schweitzer. “The option to testify remotely changes the landscape. It gives members regardless of their geographic location the option to participate in the legislative process. Grassroots advocacy is what MFU is all about.”

Legislative Update, January 19

Hello members, below are the legislative positions of Montana Farmers Union after week two of the 67th Legislative session. We have completed our first member advocacy ambassador training on how and when…
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Legislative Update, January 8

Hello Members, the Montana Legislative Session is underway! We have two new faces on our government relations team, Kim Mangold and Rachel Prevost. Many of you know Kim from her…
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Member Profile: The Peterson Ranch

Each month in Montana Grassroots we feature a member’s story. This month we profile MFU Board Member Ben Peterson who runs his family’s ranch in Judith Gap. Ben and his…
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Product of USA Label is Misleading American Consumers

When Congress repealed COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) for beef and pork in 2015 it allowed Multinational packers to start labeling beef and pork imported from foreign countries with a…
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Montana Farmers Union Makes Second Donation of Pork Ribs to the Food Bank Network

Montana Farmers Union (MFU) and Farmers Union Enterprises (FUE) made another sizeable in-kind donation of 38,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank Network. The ribs are from Redwood Farms and will be distributed by the Montana Food Bank Network. Redwood Farms is one of the entities in the Farmers Union family of businesses owned by Farmers Union Enterprises.

Commercial Property-Assessed Capital Enhancements Programs (CPACE): SB 147

Establish commercial property assessed capital enhancements program: This bill creates a financing program that would allow Montana producers to make energy efficiency upgrades to their property. Montana Farmers Union supports…
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Montana Farmers Union to Donate 38,000 Pounds of Pork to the MT Food Bank Network

Great Falls, MT- Montana Farmers Union (MFU) and Farmers Union Enterprise (FUE) are pleased to once again make a sizeable in-kind donation of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank…
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MFU Launches Ag Ambassador Program

The 67th MT Legislature is set to begin on Jan. 4. Montana Farmers Union gives voice to agricultural and rural issues through legislative action, lobbying, and now through organizing community…
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COOL Placarding Act: HB 324

Generally revise certain labeling laws: Country of Origin Placarding bill. This bill will require a placard identifying the Country-of-Origin to be placed near beef and pork products in retail locations.…
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