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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

House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report

12/11/2018 7:47:00 AM

Conferees for the 2018 farm bill filed their report Monday night, which paves the way for a House vote on the bill later this week.

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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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Livestock Producers Praise Modifications to Sage Grouse Land Use Plans

12/6/2018 3:56:00 PM
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) – Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's modified state-by-state Resource Management Plan Amendments and Final Environmental Impact Statement contributing to the ongoing effort to overhaul the 2015 Obama-era sage grouse plans: >> Read More

New Market Access for U.S. Beef in Morocco

12/6/2018 1:16:00 PM
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) - Today President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the announcement that U.S. beef gained new market access in Morocco: >> Read More

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale to be Featured on National TV

12/4/2018 11:13:00 AM

Locals and rodeo-fans nationwide know that, as its name implies, the annual Bucking Horse Sale is closely tied to today’s amateur and professional rodeo circuits. Started in 1950, this annual event has evolved from showcasing bronc and bareback riding stock to include bull riding, pari-mutuel horse racing, a concert, street dance and parade. 

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7th National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference

12/3/2018 3:17:00 PM

Formerly the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative or GLCI, the National Grazing Lands Coalition was founded to provide high-quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources.


 

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NRCS Chief Nomination Announced

12/3/2018 11:36:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue appointed Matthew Lohr to serve as Chief of the department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). >> Read More

R-CALF Checkoff Lawsuit Advances: Industry Reacts

11/7/2018 11:26:00 AM

This week Montana Federal District Court Judge Brian Morris granted a motion by R-CALF USA to expand its beef checkoff lawsuit against USDA to include at least 13 states in addition to Montana. Under the injunction, the $1 beef checkoff is still collected, and the money is sent to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. Montana ranchers who wish for half of their dollar to go to the Montana Beef Council to promote beef must complete a producer consent form that allows the CBB to send the funds to Montana. 


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President Trump's Remarks at FFA Convention

10/29/2018 9:37:00 AM

Each year the National FFA Organization invites the sitting President of the United States to attend the  National FFA Convention and Expo. The tradition started with former President Harry Truman. President George H.W. Bush was the last sitting president to attend the event. First Lady Michelle Obama brought pre-recorded greetings back in 2015 as did vice president Mike Pence last year. 


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Montana Ag Leaders Praise Farm Bill Passage

12/13/2018 9:05:00 AM
America’s farmers and ranchers are about to get an early Christmas present-a new farm bill.  >> Read More
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MT Stockgrowers Host 134th Annual Convention in Billings

12/12/2018 8:42:00 PM
This week the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is celebrating 134 years of serving the state’s ranchers at their Annual Convention & Trade Show. This year’s meetings at the Northern Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel in Billings will feature a trade show, educational workshops, and policy meetings. >> Read More
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New WOTUS Rule Dials Back Federal Reach

12/12/2018 4:10:00 AM
EPA on Tuesday released a newly proposed waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule that would erase many of the concerns farmers and ranchers had about the 2015 rule. >> Read More
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Senate Passes Farm Bill

12/11/2018 4:15:00 PM
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference report. >> Read More
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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
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