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Science Matters to 4-H and Bayer

11/16/2017 8:21:00 AM
Bayer and National 4‑H Council amplified their commitment to the future of our rapidly expanding global population by launching a new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators, starting now. The two organizations announced today a nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, which will address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in thousands of youth in urban and rural areas across the country. >> Read More

Springdale Rancher Wins Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

11/15/2017 10:28:00 AM
Sophi Davis bested three other competitors to win the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet. She got the keys to a Ranger® 570 EFI and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the national competition in Nashville in January. Other competitors included Joel LaLiberty, Lee Jensen, and Kim Gibbs. The winner was announced at the Awards Banquet Nov. 14 during the MFBF Annual Convention in Billings. >> Read More

ELD Hours of Service Comment Period Open

11/14/2017 1:19:00 PM
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced a comment period this week on an agricultural exemption under the Electronic Logging Device mandate. The American Sheep Industry Association has continued to work collaboratively and across both the legislative and regulatory regimes to ensure exemptions to the Hours of Service regulations remain in place for livestock haulers during the transition from paper to electronic logging.  >> Read More

Mexican Beer Makers Love Montana Barley

11/10/2017 1:31:00 PM
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products, including ethanol and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. >> Read More

China/Montana Beef Trade Deal Struck

11/8/2017 9:56:00 AM
U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Stockgrowers Association have helped secure an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and Montana ranchers the with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. >> Read More

Chronic Wasting Disease Monitoring

11/1/2017 9:25:00 AM
Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and moose, but as the disease continues to expand to the north, south and east of the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park officials believe it is only a matter of time before it is in Montana. CWD can also having an impact on cattle as well. >> Read More

Stoner to Lead Wheat Growers at Critical Time

10/31/2017 2:15:00 PM

This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director. 

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Montana 4-H Foundation Harvest Dinner

10/31/2017 2:04:00 PM
Join the Montana 4-H Foundation for a night of friends and fun while supporting the youth of Montana 4-H at the annual 4-H Harvest Dinner!  Help kids learn responsibility, compassion, respect and the value of hard work by supporting 4-H.  Together we can grow the next generation of true leaders. >> Read More

Understanding Exempt Water Rights

10/27/2017 9:26:00 AM
Water rights can be a bit confusing. This summer, all property owners received a notice from the state of Montana about the House Bill 110 exempt water right process. Many are wondering if and how they should file on those exempt water rights.  >> Read More

Rancher Informs Congress About Sage Grouse Management

10/25/2017 2:29:00 PM
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) – Today Dr. J.J. Goicoechea testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on behalf of the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Eureka County Nevada advocating for federal sage grouse policy to conform to ongoing state management plans. The oversight hearing was held following the recent review ordered by the Department of the Interior of 2015 federal sage grouse plan amendments and an open comment period. >> Read More
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Thanksgiving Special-The Farmer's Share

11/23/2017 10:09:00 AM
The National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation say that consumers are paying less and farmers are receiving less for this year’s Thanksgiving Day dinner.  >> Read More
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Montana Made Food for Thanksgiving

11/23/2017 12:04:00 AM
With another Thanksgiving and Holiday Season upon us, this year let delicious food produced by Montana farmers and ranchers be part of your holiday menu. >> Read More
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Trump Spares Turkeys and Jokes He Can't Overturn Obama's Pardons

11/22/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned a turkey named Drumstick and jokingly bemoaned that his lawyers wouldn’t let him overturn the clemency former President Barack Obama granted to a pair of birds named Tater and Tot ahead of Thanksgiving last year. >> Read More
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Sugar Policy Modernization Act Bad for U.S. Sugar Growers

11/21/2017 2:57:00 PM
Amendments designed to gut no-cost U.S. sugar policy were rejected three times on the Senate floor, two times on the House floor, and twice at the Committee level during the 2014 Farm Bill debate.  Now, backers of those defeated amendments are dusting them off for another run. >> Read More
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Livestock Transportation Rules Delayed

11/20/2017 1:19:00 PM
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) enforcement deadline for agricultural haulers is delayed by 90 days! >> Read More
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