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Trump Administration Prepares for More Trade Talks

10/18/2018 2:01:00 PM
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced ambitious plans to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.  >> Read More

Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility

10/15/2018 9:33:00 AM

WASHINGTON (October 15, 2018) – Today organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices.


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Upcoming FSA Dates and Deadline

10/10/2018 10:08:00 AM
Montana Farmers and ranchers can contact their local FSA office to participate in FSA programs and for more information. Visit Montana FSA online at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt and www.farmers.gov. >> Read More

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

10/9/2018 4:20:00 PM

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value.


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USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

10/9/2018 3:58:00 PM
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its four goals for advancing the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program. The goals were announced by Greg Ibach, USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in Kansas City at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability. >> Read More

PLC Celebrates 50 Years of Ranching Advocacy

10/4/2018 2:58:00 PM

Montana ranchers recently joined sheep and cattle producers from across the West to attend the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) annual meeting and 50th anniversarycelebration in Park City, Utah.


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Details on New USMCA

10/1/2018 4:32:00 PM
U.S. farmers will have more certainty in Canada and Mexico with the rebranding of NAFTA, including potentially more dairy access in Canada and more equal treatment of wheat products shipped north as well. >> Read More

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Text

10/1/2018 9:52:00 AM

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement to benefit American farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses.  While agriculture has generally performed well under NAFTA, important improvements in the agreement will enable food and agriculture to trade more fairly, and to expand exports of American agricultural products.


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Ranchers Rally to Support Ag and Fight Misinformation

9/24/2018 4:32:00 PM

WATCH: Ranchers took to Main Street in Bozeman this past weekend to share agriculture's story ahead of the viewing of a vegan documentary and discussion panel on the MadisonFood Park. Ranchers were disappointed that they were unable to be apart of the discussion panel on the processing facility. Organizers of the event explained that they felt threated by the ranching community on social media in regards to the event.  Watch the above clip for more on this story. 


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Montana Farmers Union Travel to D.C.

9/18/2018 10:30:00 AM

Montana Farmers Union (MFU) members spent this past week in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union Fly-In. Farmers took to Capitol Hill to advocate for multiple issues including the Farm Bill, rural health care and to talk trade. 350 Farmers Union members from across the nation attended this year’s event. Sharing first hand their experiences and hardships in rural America. 


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2018 MSU Outstanding Ag Leader Announced

10/19/2018 9:42:00 AM
The MSU College of Agriculture will honor the late Ron Ueland during the university’s Celebrate Agriculture event, held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
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Trump Administration Prepares for More Trade Talks

10/18/2018 2:01:00 PM
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced ambitious plans to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.  >> Read More
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When Does Marketing Grain to Canada Pay?

10/18/2018 10:15:00 AM

A couple factors to consider if you’re thinking about marketing grain in Canada

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NILE Stock Show's Investment in Youth

10/18/2018 7:28:00 AM
This week the Northern International Livestock Exposition is underway in Billings, MT. And through the years, the NILE has always been a show with some of the purest and most influential livestock genetics in the world. But, the NILE has also gained recognition for helping young people get a start in the livestock industry. >> Read More
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WY Deputy Director Testifies Before Senate on Grizzly Bear Management and Other Conservation Efforts

10/17/2018 5:01:00 PM

John Kennedy, deputy director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, testified before the Senate EPW committee on wildlife management and conservation.

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