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  • MFU Commits Sponsorships To New FFA Chapters

    Montana Farmers Union, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Montana Farmers Union has invested $25,000 in burgeoning FFA chapters over the past year through its new FFA New Chapter Sponsorship program. Montana Farmers Union’s standing FFA New Chapter Sponsorship program was created in 2023 to help with startup costs associated with building a chapter. The program is specifically for new or rechaptered FFA programs from Jan. 1, 2022 and offers $2,500 per qualifying chapter. Florence, Frenchtown, Harrison, Havre, Augusta, Belt Valley, Scobey, Nashua, Whitehall and Jordan FFA chapters qualified for the s...

  • EPA Affirms Farmers' Right to Repair

    Montana Farmers Union, For the Courier|Aug 16, 2023

    In a letter to National Farmers Union, the Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that the Clean Air Act cannot be used as a basis to restrict independent repair of farm equipment. In their opposition to Right to Repair legislation, equipment manufacturers and dealers have invoked EPA regulations and the CAA – specifically related to tampering with emissions control systems – as justification for their need to restrict repair. “EPA confirmed what farmers have known all along – equipment manufacturers have been using bad faith justifi...