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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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Tester in Eastern Montana to Hold Farm Bill Listening Sessions

Senator to be joined by ag producers, local officials in Glasgow, Plentywood, Sidney to discuss 2023 Farm Bill – U.S. Senator Jon Tester will hold three in-person, public farm bill…
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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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Opportunity for All

I recently had the opportunity to help my ten-year-old son with a 4-H speech.  The theme was, “Opportunity for All.” Our conversation went like this. Me: So, what is opportunity?…
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Elf on the Farm Contest

Alright all you crazy elves: We’re on to you! Send us a photo of your Elf on the Shelf’s farm/ranch shenanigans, and you can win a holiday prize basket! MFU…
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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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2023 Women’s Conference

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