Montana Farmers Union https://montanafarmersunion.com A statewide grassroots organization working for family farmers and ranchers Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:51:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 https://montanafarmersunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MFU-Favcon-150x150.png Montana Farmers Union https://montanafarmersunion.com 32 32 What’s in the COVID-19 Bill https://montanafarmersunion.com/whats-in-the-covid-19-bill/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/whats-in-the-covid-19-bill/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:51:34 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6673 Bill Provides Support for Farmers, Rural Hospitals; provided by National Farmers Union To alleviate the current and potential economic fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the president signed into law a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that will continue to aid the response efforts. The bill provides $130 billion for hospitals, $150 billion for local […]

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President Schweitzer commends Fox, Tester & Daines on fighting back against meat packers https://montanafarmersunion.com/president-schweitzer-commends-fox-tester-daines-on-fighting-back-against-meat-packers/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/president-schweitzer-commends-fox-tester-daines-on-fighting-back-against-meat-packers/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:11:42 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6553 Montana Farmers Union president Walter Schweitzer finds it encouraging to see our Attorney General and Senators all in agreement that the multinational packers are price gouging the consumers and the producers. MFU thanks Montana Attorney General Tim Fox for encouraging Attorney General William Barr to investigate the multinational meat packers for price manipulation. As quoted […]

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Entrepreneurs share challenges and successes at women’s conference https://montanafarmersunion.com/entrepreneurs-share-challenges-and-successes-at-womens-conference/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/entrepreneurs-share-challenges-and-successes-at-womens-conference/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:43:28 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6521 The Montana Farmers Union Women’s Conference is an opportunity for members to come together to celebrate their contributions to agriculture, learn about the diversity in the industry and take in some personal and professional development workshops. As a bonus attendees are able to soak in the hot springs of Fairmont! At the 2020 women’s conference […]

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Apply today to be a camp counselor! https://montanafarmersunion.com/apply-today-to-be-a-camp-counselor/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/apply-today-to-be-a-camp-counselor/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:33:13 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6517 Job Summary: Camp counselors are the primary caregivers of each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Apply Today! Contact Education Coordinator Violet Green with questions at 406-452-6406. General Responsibilities: 1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization […]

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MFU Represents Organization at National Convention https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-represents-organization-at-national-convention/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-represents-organization-at-national-convention/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:01:19 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6482 In March, Montana Farmers Union members and staff attended the 118th National Farmers Union Convention in Savannah, GA. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country convened. The delegation elected Rob Larew to succeed Roger Johnson as president and re-elected Patty Edelburg to serve as NFU Vice President. “The reason for Farmers Union’s […]

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MFU to Host Primary Debates https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-to-host-primary-debates/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-to-host-primary-debates/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:43:47 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6317 Montana Farmers Union will ask candidates for governor and congress to put agriculture and rural issues front-and-center when they debate in Great Falls in late April and early May. MFU is partnering with Northern Plains Resource Council, Montana Cattlemen Association, U.S. Cattlemen Association and Cowles Media Group to host a congressional primary debate and a […]

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MFU Heads to National Convention https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-heads-to-national-convention/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-heads-to-national-convention/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:23:16 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=6310 Montana Farmers Union delegates and staff will head to Savannah, GA for the 118th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention March 1-3, 2020. The national convention, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, will feature breakout sessions on farm policy, innovation and community. In addition, there will be a farm business and transition learning session with Poppy […]

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Mixed reaction from Montana Ag groups to signing of US Mexico Canada agreement https://montanafarmersunion.com/mixed-reaction-from-montana-ag-groups-to-signing-of-us-mexico-canada-agreement/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mixed-reaction-from-montana-ag-groups-to-signing-of-us-mexico-canada-agreement/#respond Thu, 30 Jan 2020 22:52:07 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=5905   Posted: 6:08 PM, Jan 29, 2020 Updated: 12:51 PM, Jan 30, 2020 By: Lane Nordlund President Donald Trump signed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) Wednesday, which is expected to increase U.S. agricultural exports by $2 billion annually when fully implemented During a signing ceremony at the White House, President Trump called the agreement, “a tremendous breakthrough […]

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Hemp Meeting Examines Growers’ and Processors’ Perspective on Industry https://montanafarmersunion.com/hemp-meeting-examines-growers-and-processors-perspective-on-industry/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/hemp-meeting-examines-growers-and-processors-perspective-on-industry/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:37:06 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=5851 The hemp industry in Montana is changing rapidly. Each year more growers are adding the crop to their operation and more processors are coming on board to turn the crop into a finished product. With the expansion of the industry come new challenges for growing, processing and marketing the crop. In January, Montana Farmers Union […]

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MFU Hires Mangold to Lead Government Affairs https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-hires-mangold-to-lead-government-affairs/ https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-hires-mangold-to-lead-government-affairs/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:42:36 +0000 https://montanafarmersunion.com/?p=5834 Kim Mangold has been hired as the Government Affairs Director for Montana Farmers Union. Mangold will help develop new legislative initiatives, support current issues and find effective approaches to improved laws and programs to benefit Montana producers. “Kim has a depth of policy knowledge that will elevate MFU’s effectiveness at the state legislature,” said MFU […]

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