Category: News

Creating a Resilient Food Supply Chain

Four consolidated corporate giants control nearly 85 percent of the meat packing industry. This monopolistic control and severe weather disasters are putting our food security at risk. Montana Farmers Union…
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Addressing Concentration in the Meat-Processing Industry to Lower Food Prices for American Families

By Brian Deese, Sameera Fazili, and Bharat Ramamurti The President understands that families have been facing higher prices at the grocery store recently. Half of those recent increases are from…
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Administration Picks Up Right to Repair

Montana Farmers Union, an advocate at the state and federal level for the right to repair, praises President Biden for issuing an executive order on the farmers’ right to repair…
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New Bill for Livestock Producers Introduced

On August 10th, Senators Tester and Hoeven introduced the Livestock Disaster Relief Act (S. 2707). A short summary of the bill is below.  Hoeven/Tester Livestock Disaster Relief ActSummary:  The Hoeven-Tester Livestock Disaster…
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Competition and the Packers & Stockyards Act

Great Falls, MT – Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers across the U.S. will benefit from a new Executive Order by President Biden to promote competition in the American economy. Agriculture…
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Should Corporations Control What You Eat?

Perhaps one of the most personal decisions you can make every day is deciding what to eat. But what happens when multinational corporations in the agricultural industry take that power…
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Biden and Tester plan to reign in the Corporate Monopolies

President Biden signed 72 directives in a series of Executive orders to try to reign in corporate abuse and to create a more competitive marketplace.  These directives are instructing agencies…
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MFU Farm Crisis Center

Farm Crisis is Community Crisis Even in the best of times, farming can be an incredibly high-stress occupation. The rural suicide rate is about 45 percent higher than the urban…
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Member Profile: Megan Hedges

Montana Farmers Union Member and Farmers Union Insurance agent from Chester talks about farming, rural communities and giving back. Q. Can you tell us about your background? I went to…
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