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New Market Access for U.S. Beef in Morocco

12/6/2018 1:16:00 PM
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) - Today President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the announcement that U.S. beef gained new market access in Morocco: >> Read More

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

10/9/2018 4:20:00 PM

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value.


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Ranchers Rally to Support Ag and Fight Misinformation

9/24/2018 4:32:00 PM

WATCH: Ranchers took to Main Street in Bozeman this past weekend to share agriculture's story ahead of the viewing of a vegan documentary and discussion panel on the MadisonFood Park. Ranchers were disappointed that they were unable to be apart of the discussion panel on the processing facility. Organizers of the event explained that they felt threated by the ranching community on social media in regards to the event.  Watch the above clip for more on this story. 


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Montana Farmers Union Travel to D.C.

9/18/2018 10:30:00 AM

Montana Farmers Union (MFU) members spent this past week in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union Fly-In. Farmers took to Capitol Hill to advocate for multiple issues including the Farm Bill, rural health care and to talk trade. 350 Farmers Union members from across the nation attended this year’s event. Sharing first hand their experiences and hardships in rural America. 


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Leveling the Playing Field with China

9/13/2018 8:02:00 PM
There is a lot of uncertainty in farm and ranch country when it comes to the ag economy. During the 2018 National Farmers Union Fly-In held in Washington, D.C. farmers and ranchers shared their thoughts, concerns and the impact the trade war has had or may have on their farms and ranches.

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Trade Deal Reached with Mexico

8/27/2018 11:20:00 AM

President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. and Mexico have come to an agreement in the years-long renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Early this morning the President Tweeted “A big deal looking good with Mexico!”


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Endangered Species Act Reform: Wyoming Leads the Charge

7/19/2018 8:41:00 AM

Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.


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U.S. Lamb Heads to Japan

7/13/2018 2:23:00 PM

U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.

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Trump Administration Announces Another $200 Billion in China Tariffs

7/11/2018 8:05:00 AM
The White House on Tuesday said it would assess 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese goods, but they won't take effect for at least two months, giving time for public comment. >> Read More

Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/2/2018 2:09:00 PM
The amendments, introduced today by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, are based on the Western Governor Association Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative bipartisan policy recommendations. >> Read More
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Good News on Last Winter's Livestock Losses

12/18/2018 9:42:00 AM

At the Montana Stockgrowers Convention, there was good news for stockmen who lost cattle due to the past hard winter.

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OPINION: CSKT Negotiated Water Rights Compact – Good for Montana Agriculture

12/17/2018 8:29:00 AM
The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. >> Read More
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Excitement Surrounds Growing Consumer Demand for Pulses

12/17/2018 7:05:00 AM
Grocery shoppers may not realize, but some of their favorite foods are actually made from pulse crops grown in the Northern Plains and growing consumer demand for pulses has both some farmers and grocery stores excited. >> Read More
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ELD Waiver for Livestock Haulers in Place ‘Until Further Notice’

12/17/2018 5:00:00 AM
Drivers hauling livestock and insects can continue to run on paper logs — and without an electronic logging device — “until further notice,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday in an update on its website. >> Read More
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Montana Ag Leaders Praise Farm Bill Passage

12/13/2018 9:05:00 AM
America’s farmers and ranchers are about to get an early Christmas present-a new farm bill.  >> Read More
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