2/13/2018 9:28:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, Ag Conferences, Grains, National News
Great Falls –Today, the Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) joined with the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) in officially recognizing Senator Steve Daines as NAWG's 2018 Wheat Leader of the Year and Senator Jon Tester as a 2018 Wheat Advocate.
The Wheat Leader of the Year Award is given annually by NAWG to one member of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, whose philosophy and records demonstrate their commitment to the well being of America’s wheat farmers. It is the wheat industry’s highest legislative award.
(MGGA President Michelle Jones, NAWG President Gordon Stoner and Sen. Steve Daines)
The Wheat Advocate Award is given annually to a select number of Members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm.
(MGGA President Michelle Jones and Sen. Jon Tester)
In nominating both Senators, MGGA noted Senator Daines' pursuit of a seat on the Senate Ag Committee, his organizing and hosting the Montana Ag Summit where Montana leaders had the opportunity to meet with USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue and Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts, along with the Senator's strong efforts to expand foreign markets for Montana grown commodities.
Senator Tester was honored for his efforts on seeking assistance for producers affected by this year's drought, his work to eliminate unfair Canadian trade practices and for reaching out to growers at listening sessions held around the state.
MGGA President Michelle Jones said, "We are thrilled to present our Senators with these awards and we are proud to honor and highlight their work on behalf of our producers."
Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company. Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President.
The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest. This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. This years event will be held on September 9th. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures. People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances in Hobson and Windham, beginning at 8 a.m. Live ballot voting ends at 5 p.m.
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 18 in Havre; September 19 in Great Falls; September 20 in Bozeman; and September 21 in Columbus. The annual events have collected more than 586,860 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.
DENVER (August 10, 2018) - The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry.