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New Ag Secretary Faces Challenges

4/25/2017 6:20:00 AM
There is some concern about how proposed USDA budget cuts could affect agriculture and what, if anything, Perdue would do to defend his department. >> Read More

California Ag Leader Decries 'Grow Food, Go to Jail' Sentiment

4/20/2017 6:11:00 AM
Former California ag secretary A.G. Kawamura says he is “saddened” by the way agriculture is being treated in the U.S. >> 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

Cattlemen Express Concerns With Trump Administration's Trade Action

1/23/2017 10:51:00 AM
"Sparking a trade war with Canada, Mexico, and Asia will only lead to higher prices for American-produced beef in those markets," NCBA Says >> Read More

Major Questions Facing Agriculture in 2017

1/23/2017 9:23:00 AM
There are always a number of important issues to consider ahead of any year, but 2017 seems to have lots of unknowns. More importantly, the questions facing production agriculture in 2017 seem to be more critical than years earlier.  >> Read More

Strong Trade Policies and Market Development Efforts Will Be Critical in 2017

1/5/2017 3:28:00 PM

With a record crop year in the books, U.S. farmers are now turning their sights to the 2017 planting season, and strong trade policies will be critical to their success.  

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Registration Open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference in Shelby

1/4/2017 11:39:00 AM
The conference will focus on business planning for the farm or ranch and production. >> Read More

Tracking Down the Decision Makers of 2017

12/29/2016 7:45:00 AM

This is an installment of the Montana Farm Bureau’s weekly legislative column, "Boots on the Hill", that they are providing throughout the 2017 Montana Legislative Session.

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MT Dept. of Agriculture Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications

12/21/2016 12:58:00 PM

This competitive grant program has nearly 1.3 million in funding available to help expand markets for Montana specialty crops.

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Northwest Farm Credit Services Names Montanans to New Leadership Roles

8/13/2018 12:56:00 PM

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company. Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President.

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What the Hay: Montana Bale Trail

8/13/2018 11:53:00 AM

The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest.  This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. This years event will be held on September 9th. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures.  People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances in Hobson and Windham, beginning at 8 a.m.  Live ballot voting ends at 5 p.m.


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MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

8/13/2018 7:54:00 AM

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 18 in Havre; September 19 in Great Falls; September 20 in Bozeman; and September 21 in Columbus.  The annual events have collected more than 586,860 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994. 


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Controlling Leafy Spurge with Sheep on Tippet Rise Ranch

8/13/2018 6:02:00 AM
Noxious weeds are devastating to a healthy landscape. That’s why a ranch in South Central Montana is using both art and sheep to promote good land stewardship. >> Read More
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National Cattlemen's Foundation Accepting Applications for W.D. Farr Scholarships

8/12/2018 5:54:00 PM

DENVER (August 10, 2018) -  The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry. 

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