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Poll: Consumers Want FDA to End Mislabeling of Fake Milks

1/14/2019 2:57:00 PM
New national survey data released Jan. 10 found that consumers – by a nearly three-to-one margin – want the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to enforce existing regulations and prohibit non-dairy beverage companies from using the term “milk” on their product labels. FDA is currently soliciting public comment regarding front-of-package dairy labeling regulations through Jan. 28. >> Read More

New Grain Marketing Tool Available Using Historical Montana Wheat Basis

1/14/2019 10:29:00 AM

We always hear about the basis but how can you use it to make marketing decisions?

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Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans

1/14/2019 5:23:00 AM
In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments – from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s.  >> Read More

Malt Barley and Sugar Beet Growers Meet in Billings

1/10/2019 5:42:00 AM
Malt barley and sugar beets are two important crops to Montana and Wyoming farmers and the regional economy. This week, both crops were in the spotlight during a symposium hosted by the Mountain States Crop Education Association in Billings. >> Read More

SCOTUS Input Sought on WOTUS Rule

1/9/2019 5:46:00 AM
As the EPA starts down the path of rewriting the waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule, the federal government may be laying the legal groundwork to defend the rule when it comes to the role groundwater plays in the Clean Water Act. >> Read More

AMBA Announces Recommended Malting Barley Varieties for 2019

1/7/2019 1:47:00 PM
Each year, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) releases its list of recommended malting barley varieties to US growers. >> Read More

Can Pulse Crop Growers Expect Any Price Relief in 2019?

1/7/2019 11:55:00 AM

Pulse growers may be glad to see 2018 put away, but will things get any better in 2019? That's largely going to depend on international trade and current tariff situations.

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WOTUS Questions May Soon Have Answer

1/1/2019 9:44:00 AM
Expected court decisions on the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule early in 2019 likely will clear up any confusion farmers, ranchers and other landowners have on jurisdictional questions. >> Read More

Superior Livestock Announces SLA-TV

1/1/2019 8:36:00 AM
Superior Livestock Auction is dedicated to remaining America’s leader in livestock marketing and with that dedication comes a commitment to growth and innovation. In order to better serve Superior’s growing customer base Superior is excited to announce that they will be broadcasting our auctions on SLA-TV in 2019.  >> Read More

Ag Lender Offers Cautious Optimism for New Year

12/31/2018 9:09:00 AM
From crop and livestock market fluctuations to trade wars to a farm bill that almost didn’t happen, Montana farmers and ranchers have experienced a lot this year.Bill Coffee, the CEO of Stockman Bank, said agriculture lenders are preparing for more headwinds in 2019. >> Read More
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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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Trick Your Cows into Calving in Daylight Hours

1/22/2019 4:20:00 PM
Any producer wanting to have more cows and heifers calve in daylight hours should try to delay putting out hay and cubes until late in the day. >> Read More
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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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Bovine Tuberculosis Identified in SE North Dakota

1/22/2019 11:31:00 AM

Bovine TB was found in a herd in Sargent County, North Dakota.

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FSA Offices to Reopen Temporarily

1/16/2019 12:50:00 PM
Certain FSA offices will temporarily reopen during normal business hours January 17, 18 and 22 with limited services. >> Read More
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