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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

Chilean Ranchers in Big Sky Country

6/27/2018 12:45:00 PM

Recently, ranchers and the Montana Department of Agriculture hosted an agriculture trade mission for ranchers and geneticists from Chile. The purpose of the event was to promote cattle genetics and breeds that are developed in Big Sky Country to the world. Click play to watch Lane Nordlund's report on the visit. 

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2018 MSU Outstanding Ag Leader Announced

10/19/2018 9:42:00 AM
The MSU College of Agriculture will honor the late Ron Ueland during the university’s Celebrate Agriculture event, held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
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Trump Administration Prepares for More Trade Talks

10/18/2018 2:01:00 PM
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced ambitious plans to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.  >> Read More
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When Does Marketing Grain to Canada Pay?

10/18/2018 10:15:00 AM

A couple factors to consider if you’re thinking about marketing grain in Canada

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NILE Stock Show's Investment in Youth

10/18/2018 7:28:00 AM
This week the Northern International Livestock Exposition is underway in Billings, MT. And through the years, the NILE has always been a show with some of the purest and most influential livestock genetics in the world. But, the NILE has also gained recognition for helping young people get a start in the livestock industry. >> Read More
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WY Deputy Director Testifies Before Senate on Grizzly Bear Management and Other Conservation Efforts

10/17/2018 5:01:00 PM

John Kennedy, deputy director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, testified before the Senate EPW committee on wildlife management and conservation.

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