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  • Montana Farm Bureau Federation – Ennis Town Hall

    Montana Farm Bureau Federation – Ennis Town Hall

    Montana Farm Bureau Federation – Ennis Town Hall Video

  • Sen. Walt Sales discusses I-191 at the May 19 Transportation Interim Committee

    Sen. Walt Sales discusses I-191 at the May 19 Transportation Interim Committee

  • Stop I-191 Panel at the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Regional Update Seminar

    Stop I-191 Panel at the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Regional Update Seminar

    Stop I-191 Panel at the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Regional Update Seminar

  • Kendall Cotton: Eroding Montana’s Constitution

    Kendall Cotton: Eroding Montana’s Constitution

    Shortly after celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Montana’s Constitution, a proposed ballot measure appears to be an attempt to cast it aside. Backers of I-191 seek voter approval to designate the Gallatin and Madison River watersheds as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW), a protected status only found in national parks and wilderness. In doing so, I-191 circumvents the economic protections afforded to Montanans by our Constitution and sets a dangerous precedent for the future.

  • Ballot measure I-191 carries unintended consequences

    Ballot measure I-191 carries unintended consequences

    While the proposed ballot measure in theory seeks to protect our waterways, it was abundantly clear that I-191 would cut important regulatory corners and would lead to unintended consequences. I am particularly concerned about two.

  • Montana Ag Groups Join Forces to Opposed I-191

    Montana Ag Groups Join Forces to Opposed I-191

    Dozens of organizations representing agriculture, conservation, public access, and economic development are banding together to oppose Ballot Initiative 191. Chuck Denowh from the Montana Group, who’s working with the organizations opposed to I-191, told Northern Ag Network what the initiative would do.

  • Montana Farm Bureau opposes overzealous river control initiative

    Montana Farm Bureau opposes overzealous river control initiative

    The Montana Farm Bureau has joined more than 50 groups in opposing I-191 which would subject large stretches of the Gallatin and Madison rivers to the same strict regulations currently found only in national parks and wilderness areas. The result would restrict ranchers from watering livestock and farmers from irrigating, as well as stop most other activities in or around the rivers.

  • Proposed Initiative 191 would hurt river access

    Proposed Initiative 191 would hurt river access

    I have spent nearly 20 years guiding anglers on Montana rivers and streams in Southwest Montana. After 10 years as a guide, I became an outfitter in 2015 and have been operating my small business ever since. Montana, and its waters, are treasures.

  • I-191 Webinar

    I-191 Webinar

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, Gallatin Association of Agricultural Irrigators, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, & Montana Graingrowers Association. Learn more about what I-191, and its negative impacts on agriculture, access, and more with several subject matter experts on this hour-long webinar.

  • Wading Through The Montana Waters

    Wading Through The Montana Waters

    Voices of Montana podcast It’s been said that whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting, and we’ve seen plenty of fighting across Montana in recent decades. No on I-191 campaign manager Chuck Denowh explains the origins of Initiative 191 and why Montana voters should decline to sign the petition to put it on next November’s ballot.