Category: News

A Champion for Agriculture Remembered

Montana Senator Mark Sweeney was a man dedicated to Montanans who good naturedly went about his work, Montana Farmers Union members and staffers remember. “He was serious in his work,…
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Bills to Increase Competition Pass Senate Ag Committee

FU Applauds Movement on Bills to Increase Competition in the Meat and Poultry Sector The Senate Agriculture Committee’s passing of two bills this week that would increase competition in the…
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MFU lauds appointment of Wicks to Montana FSA helm

Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer applauded the appointment of Maureen “Morb” Wicks as Department of Agriculture State Executive Director for the Montana Farm Service Agency. “Morb Wicks is a…
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Parker Farms Blooms through Generations

Down a dirt road half a mile off Highway 200 in the Sun River Valley, you’ll find a garden oasis. Parker Farms Greenhouse is tucked back near the Sun River…
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MFU Applauds House Passage of Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act

A package of ag-related bills that would in part create a special investigator to help increase competition in the meat processing industry passed the U.S. House Thursday, despite a “no”…
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Park City Graduate Receives National Scholarship

National Farmers Union Foundation announced this week that Montana student Phillip Prewett received the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour Scholarship, worth $2,000. Prewett, who graduated from Park City High School,…
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Kids Learn About Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Cooperatives at Day Camp

This year, the 38 participants learned about soil erosion and health, aquatic invasive species, how cooperatives work, flag etiquette, leather stamping and more.

Approval of Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act

Approval this week from the House Agriculture Committee of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022 met with praise from Montana Farmers Union. “It really is the single…
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GOP Candidates for Western U.S. House Seat talk ag, rural issues

More competition for fairer prices in agriculture and country of origin labeling are things GOP candidates for Montana’s Western U.S. House seat said they favor, although they differed on the…
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