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Montana Farmers Union Mid-Year Meeting

6/7/2018 4:05:00 PM
This week members of the Montana Famers Union met for their mid-year meeting held in Bozeman >> Read More

The Forgotten Truth: Fuel Standards Hurt Montana Farmers

5/17/2018 1:33:00 PM

Are you ready to pay more for your next truck? New burdensome fuel economy standards could increase the cost of vehicles and jeopardize rural communities, according to Alan Merrill, Montana Farmers Union President.

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House Ag Committee Introduces Farm Bill

4/12/2018 11:46:00 AM
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: >> Read More

Montana Farmer Optimistic About New Farm Bill

3/9/2018 2:22:00 PM
Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts hopes to begin Senate farm bill work next month. This week, Roberts said that he wants to mark up the bill in April, adding that his staff and the staff of the committee’s ranking Democrat, Debbie Stabenow, have begun work on the bill.  >> Read More

South Dakota Rancher Testifies Before U.S. Senate in Support of FARM Act

3/9/2018 8:30:00 AM
Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson today testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultural operations as if they were toxic Superfund sites.  >> Read More

Canada Thistle Concerns in 2018

3/1/2018 9:56:00 AM
Severe weather affects more than yield. It can make hard-to-control weeds more problematic the following year. In 2017, drought in the Northern Plains jeopardized the spring wheat crop and created ideal conditions for increased Canada thistle competition this growing season. >> Read More

Pulse Crop Fungicide Options

2/26/2018 7:14:00 PM
Grain producers across the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountian West are always exploring options to find crops that complement traditional crops like wheat for many reasons during planting time. In recent years, producers have turned to pulse crops for not only a crop that is beneficial to rotational planting but also the niche market it has created for farmers in times of low commodity prices.  >> Read More

Wyoming Rancher to Congress: "Let Us Loose!"

2/7/2018 2:20:00 PM
WASHINGTON (February 7, 2018) - Today Niels Hansen, Secretary/Treasurer of the Public Lands Council and a member of NCBA, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to explain how onerous federal regulations undermine conservation goals. >> Read More

2018 Farm Bill: Funding Battle Begins

1/24/2018 2:15:00 PM
The 2018 Farm Bill is starting to take shape in the halls of Congress. Just today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018. Right after the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, politicians, agriculture groups, welfare advocates, nutritionists, conservations, environmentalist and more have had their sights set on the 2018 bill and what it would entail. >> Read More

2018 Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open

1/23/2018 10:04:00 AM

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2018 Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Ft. Pierre, SD on March 22-25. The academy is put on by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division with assistance from their federal partners.

 

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Annual Farm Policy Reviews: 10 Risks Your Farm Insurance May Not Be Covering

6/20/2018 4:10:00 PM

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Wyoming Beef Council Promoting WY Beef in Taiwan

6/20/2018 10:51:00 AM

Seeking to grow beef demand, the Wyoming Beef Council will use ENDOW funds for promotions targeting Taiwanese consumers.

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Give U.S. Wheat Farmers the Freedom to Compete

6/20/2018 5:40:00 AM
The familiar African proverb says that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Unfortunately for America’s farmers, that grass is the wheat growing in their fields as the big guys in Washington, D.C., and Beijing escalate their trade fight.  >> Read More
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SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
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DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


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