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How Far Does Montana Grain Travel from the Farm?

10/2/2018 3:40:00 PM

How far does Montana's grain have to travel just to get to the elevator? In a study conducted by Montana State economists, they found that while it does vary Montana farmers typically travel longer distances than their counterparts in nearby states.

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Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Raise the Risk of Retaliation Against U.S. Agriculture

3/1/2018 12:47:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are extremely disappointed in the decision announced today to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. We have repeatedly warned that the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy have serious potential consequences for agriculture. It is dismaying that the voices of farmers and many other industries were ignored in favor of an industry that is already among the most protected in the country.  >> Read More

Central Life Sciences, Meaningful Insect Control

2/28/2018 4:37:00 PM

At Central Life Sciences, meaningful insect control scientifically developed with an environmental focus and applied with purpose is the main objective. During the 2018 Commodity Classic Lane Nordlund spoke with Bob Johnston on the impact insects have on wheat crops in the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain West.

 

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Corteva Agriscience: New Name, Same Committment

2/28/2018 9:38:00 AM
WILMINGTON, Del.,  – The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP) today announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-'teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”. >> Read More

Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More

What's on Producers Mind's?

4/19/2017 8:30:00 AM
What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers in 2017?  What does the data say about the impact of ag industry mergers and farm consolidation on farm profits? The Voice of the Farmer (Download Full 72 Page Report) examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records. >> Read More

Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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USDA Forecasts Grain Prices Will Reach Bottom Next Year

2/20/2017 3:26:00 PM
Grain prices could reach a long-term bottom next year, according to USDA's long-range projections released Feb. 16:  >> Read More

Insight on Why Markets Haven't Imploded Following TPP, NAFTA Announcements

2/20/2017 2:57:00 PM
University experts answer "Why haven't the commodity markets tanked following the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and threats to re-do the NAFTA trade agreement?"  >> 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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