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Montana Stockgrowers on U.S. Beef Heading to Morocco

12/11/2018 8:40:00 AM
Last week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. The deal would be worth $80 Million Dollars for the U.S. Beef industry.  2018 is the first year that U.S. beef exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA). >> Read More

Ranchers Work to Improve Environment

12/11/2018 7:08:00 AM

Recently, some Montana ranchers traveled to Reno, Nevada to attend the 7th National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference (NGLCC). The event gave ranchers and researchers the opportunity to share and gain knowledge to improve the environment and their family businesses.


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Livestock Producers Praise Modifications to Sage Grouse Land Use Plans

12/6/2018 3:56:00 PM
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) – Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's modified state-by-state Resource Management Plan Amendments and Final Environmental Impact Statement contributing to the ongoing effort to overhaul the 2015 Obama-era sage grouse plans: >> Read More

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

7th National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference

12/3/2018 3:17:00 PM

Formerly the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative or GLCI, the National Grazing Lands Coalition was founded to provide high-quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources.


 

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Farm Bill: House Ag Chair Speaks with Lane Nordlund

12/3/2018 11:43:00 AM
A recent breakthrough in negotiations between the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees seems to be paving the way for the Farm Bill to be passed before Congress adjourns before the Holidays. During the 7th National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference in Reno, NV, Lane Nordlund spoke with House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway of Texas on progress and state of the Farm Bill. >> Read More

NRCS Chief Nomination Announced

12/3/2018 11:36:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue appointed Matthew Lohr to serve as Chief of the department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). >> Read More

MT Farm Bureau Presents Awards

11/13/2018 1:28:00 PM

Past President and Young Rancher make a lasting impact on farming and ranching organization.

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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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MSU Hires Roeder as New Extension Sheep Associate Specialist

10/16/2018 1:54:00 PM
Montana State University has hired Brent Roeder, an agriculture and natural resources Extension agent in Teton County, as the university’s Extension Sheep Specialist. >> 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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