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Who is the Best Auctioneer in Montana?

1/29/2019 9:42:00 AM

Polson, Montana played host to its first, and one of the largest, Montana State Bid-Call Championships.

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Sheep Producers Flock to New Orleans

1/23/2019 9:56:00 AM
This week the nations lamb and wool producers are gathering in New Orleans, LA for the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) annual convention. ASI continues to be a voice for the nation's sheep producers as the group hosts its 154th Convention. 
 

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USDA to Reopen all FSA Offices for Most Services During Government Shutdown

1/22/2019 4:06:00 PM

All Farm Service Agency (FSA) service centers will be open beginning January 24 to provide the majority of FSA services needed by farmers and ranchers during this critical time of the year for agricultural operations. Additionally, the limited FSA loan services initially made available at certain FSA county offices beginning January 17 will continue January 22 and 23.


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Montana Farm Bureau receives awards at American Farm Bureau Convention

1/13/2019 1:07:00 PM

NEW ORLEANS – The Montana Farm Bureau has received the Pinnacle Award for Program and Membership Achievement during American Farm Bureau 100th Annual Convention Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans. The Pinnacle Award is the highest honor a state can be awarded for outstanding programs and membership achievement in 2018. Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson accepted the award during the opening session.


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Peterson Elected House Ag Committee Chairman

1/10/2019 11:47:00 AM

Congressman Collin Peterson voted to second time as Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.

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Government Shutdown and ELD’s

12/31/2018 2:57:00 PM

Last week, multiple news outlets began sharing stories that stated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) had made the ELD exemption for livestock and insect transporters, permanent. This information is NOT true.


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Barry Rice, 1953-2018

12/31/2018 9:09:00 AM
Long time Madison Valley rancher, Barry Rice, owner of Rice Ranches Inc., passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 unexpectedly from a heart attack. Barry was on the ranch, loading cattle and doing what he loved when God decided it was time. >> Read More

Technology Options for you Ranch

12/31/2018 8:28:00 AM
Technology is changing how livestock producers manage their operations. From business technology, the use of drones in finding cattle and keeping in an eye on their ranches from the sky, to cost-effective communication. >> Read More

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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Enzi: States Deserve a Seat at the Table When Listing Endangered Species

2/15/2019 9:22:00 AM

New legislation by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi would give states and local entities more of a say when federal agencies are proposing regulations that could have significant ramifications. 

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Coors Light to Host a Toast to Farmers

2/14/2019 10:27:00 AM
The celebration – hashtagged #ToastToFarmers – is a tribute to the men and women who harvest the ingredients that go into Coors Light.  >> Read More
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OPINION: Support the Working Animal Protection Act in Montana

2/14/2019 9:18:00 AM
The Working Animal Protection Act will be heard before Montana's Local Government Interim Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2019. >> Read More
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The Green New Deal: What is it and What Does it Mean for Agriculture?

2/13/2019 8:51:00 AM

Some pretty lofty goals in the Green New Deal, but what exactly are they proposing and how will they work “collaboratively with farmers and ranchers”?

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The Montana "Real Meat Act"

2/12/2019 1:21:00 PM

A bill introduced in the Montana House helps define "cell-cultured proteins."

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