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Montana Farm Bureau

Bill Would Penalize Outfitters Who Access Public Lands Through Private Property

Jan 25, 2017

HELENA – The House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for outfitters to access state trust lands through private property, even if they have permission from landowners to do so. Violation — on the part of an outfitter or landowner — would result in a $500 fine.

John Youngberg, Montana Farm Bureau Federation

Feb 10, 2016

The chances are extremely high that the food you ate this morning came from a farm. John Youngberg knows something about that. Now their executive vice president, he’s worked for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation for 24 years, and is our guest on “Home Ground Radio” today.

Sage grouse.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region (PD)

State conservation officials are holding public hearings in greater sage grouse habitat this week to listen to the concerns and comments of private landowners.

Sage Grouse
USFWS Mountain Prairie (CC-BY-2)

Governor Steve Bullock Monday signed on to a joint state and federal plan to provide incentives for farmers and ranchers to preserve sage grouse habitat on their land. The chicken-sized wild bird is in decline and could be listed as an endangered species this fall.

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox. file photo.
Courtesy Montana DOJ

Montana and twelve other states sued the federal government Monday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a new rule extending the Clean Water Act to small streams and wetlands.

State Attorney General Tim Fox says the Obama administration went too far by asserting control over waterways that belong to the states.

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