Category: News pages

Rotunda Roundup from Montana Farmers Union: Legislative Update for Jan. 16-20

BY RACHEL PREVOST AND JASMINE KROTKOV, MFU GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS TEAM This week, Montana Farmers Union had a busy week in the Capitol, working on the issues important to family farmers,…
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Schweitzer: Right to Repair Still Needs to Be Fixed

Recently there has been a media blast by John Deere claiming a Memorandum of Understanding signed with American Farm Bureau Federation provides right to repair for farmers, ranchers, and independent…
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Rotunda Roundup from Montana Farmers Union: Legislative Update for Jan. 9-13

The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the Montana Legislative Session. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms,…
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Right to Repair MOU Doesn’t Fix Issue

A recently announced MOU between the American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere falls short of guaranteeing producers the right to repair their equipment.  “I am encouraged that John Deere…
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MFU Members Talk Ag at Capitol

Montana Farmers Union members kept agriculture at the forefront of legislators’ attention during the first ever MFU Legislative Drive In held Jan. 3-4 in Helena. The Drive In schedule included…
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New MFU Local Forms on Hi-Line

A newly formed Montana Farmers Union Local for Liberty and Toole counties has elected officers and joined other Locals across the state in continuing MFU’s efforts to help family farms…
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MPPC Celebrates Progress, Holds Annual Member Meeting

HAVRE – Montana Premium Processing Cooperative celebrated progress on its facility Monday, welcoming people from the community and its members for tours. The new meat processing facility in Havre is…
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Ducheneaux Praises MPPC Part of Solution to Increasing Meat Processing Capacity, Strengthening Rural Communities

HAVRE – Top leaders from the FSA and Rural Development recently toured Montana Premium Processing Cooperative, calling the facility part of the solution to a stronger food supply chain. The…
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MPPC Receives $292K Grant

HAVRE – A new meat processing cooperative in Havre has received nearly $292,000 in Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program funding. Montana Premium Processing Cooperative is set to formally open…
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Leadership Opportunities Available through MFU

GREAT FALLS – Applications for a program geared to develop leaders in the agricultural field are now open, with four spots from Montana Farmers Union available. The Farmers Union Enterprises…
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2023 Women’s Conference

February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Fairmont Hot Springs