Montana Farmers Union https://montanafarmersunion.com A statewide grassroots organization working for family farmers and ranchers Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:30:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.7 https://montanafarmersunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MFU-Favcon-150x150.png Montana Farmers Union https://montanafarmersunion.com 32 32 Apply Today for the Farm Aid Program https://montanafarmersunion.com/apply-today-for-the-farm-aid-program/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/apply-today-for-the-farm-aid-program/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:04:09 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=12266 The post Apply Today for the Farm Aid Program appeared first on Montana Farmers Union.

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MFU Hosts CFAP webinar https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-hosts-cfap-webinar/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-hosts-cfap-webinar/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:56:24 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=10685 The post MFU Hosts CFAP webinar appeared first on Montana Farmers Union.

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Weed flora of hemp fields in west-central Montan https://montanafarmersunion.com/weed-flora-of-hemp-fields-in-west-central-montan/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/weed-flora-of-hemp-fields-in-west-central-montan/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:59:32 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=9942 By Robert W. Pal and Nathan Carpenter Department of Biological Sciences/ Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Montana Technological University Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), a multi-purpose agricultural crop and an ideal alternative for organic farming, is becoming more popular among farmers in several states in the US, including Montana. However, in many respects, little is […]

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Three centuries of agricultural exports:When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not https://montanafarmersunion.com/three-centuries-of-agricultural-exportswhen-theyre-hot-theyre-hot-and-when-theyre-not-theyre-not/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/three-centuries-of-agricultural-exportswhen-theyre-hot-theyre-hot-and-when-theyre-not-theyre-not/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:41:25 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=9938 By David Schaffer, Director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center In any discussion of agricultural policy and strategies to overcome low prices, one of the solutions that always in on the table is exports. It doesn’t matter whether the farmers grow wheat or raise cattle, the great hope for overcoming low prices is to negotiate […]

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MFU Donates 30,000 pounds of pork to MFBN https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-donates-30000-pounds-of-pork-to-mfbn/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-donates-30000-pounds-of-pork-to-mfbn/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 17:32:21 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=7372 Great Falls, MT- Montana Farmers Union and Farmers Union Enterprise donated 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank Network in Missoula Monday. The pork ribs are from Redwood Farms, one of the entities in the Farmers Union family of businesses owned by Farmers Union Enterprises. “COVID-19 has impacted all of us, said […]

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House Candidates Debate Key Ag Issues https://montanafarmersunion.com/house-candidates-debate-key-ag-issues/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/house-candidates-debate-key-ag-issues/#respond Tue, 05 May 2020 21:09:40 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6871 Great Falls-On Saturday candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives debated agriculture and rural issues during a virtual primary debate aired statewide by Cowles Media and Northern News Radio Network. The debate was hosted by Montana Farmers Union, Northern Plains Resource Council, Montana Cattlemen Association and United States Cattlemen Association. “This was a great opportunity […]

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Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives to Face-off in Virtual Primary Debate on May 2 https://montanafarmersunion.com/candidates-for-u-s-house-of-representatives-to-face-off-in-virtual-primary-debate-on-may-2/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/candidates-for-u-s-house-of-representatives-to-face-off-in-virtual-primary-debate-on-may-2/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:03:11 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6846 Great Falls- Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives will have the opportunity to state their positions on rural and agriculture issues by virtual primary debate on May 2. Cowles Media Television Network and Northern News Radio Network will air the debates statewide beginning at 7 p.m. Jim Sargent will serve as moderator. All candidates […]

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STEM with an Ag Focus https://montanafarmersunion.com/stem-with-an-ag-focus/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/stem-with-an-ag-focus/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 19:45:01 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6807 Montana Farmers Union is excited to announce that Farmers Union Enterprise (FUE) and STEM FUSE will be offering educational materials for free through July. FUE created an educational program based around Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) that gives teachers access to materials that will help educate K-12 students. STEM FUSE is not only offering […]

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MFU Applauds Governor Bullock for Finding Common Sense Solution to Help Feed Montanans https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-applauds-governor-bullock-for-finding-common-sense-solution-to-help-feed-montanans/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-applauds-governor-bullock-for-finding-common-sense-solution-to-help-feed-montanans/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 19:26:03 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6805 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2020 Great Falls, MT- In response to Governor Bullock’s letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting allowance for in-state custom meat processing Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer issued the following statement: “MFU appreciates Governor Bullock working on common sense regulations and oversight to allow our custom […]

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Educational Programming https://montanafarmersunion.com/educational-programming/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/educational-programming/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 21:00:53 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6777 MFU organizes these educational programs for day camps and classroom instruction. Here are some examples of the educational programs we offer: My Favorite Pet – Where we learn all about how to take care of animals. Worm farming and composting – I just like this one because we all get to play in the dirt. Planning […]

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