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Wheat Grower Organizations Disappointed in TPP Withdrawal

1/24/2017 7:44:00 AM
"Without TPP or alternative agreements, U.S. farmers will be forced to the sidelines of trade while losing market share in the region to our competitors." >> 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

The Impact to Agriculture with a Trump Victory

11/9/2016 9:29:00 AM

"Clearly, political elites -- particularly professional pollsters -- underestimated Trump's strength in rural America and the influence it would have on the presidential race."

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House Leadership says ‘No Reason’ to Have TPP Vote

8/9/2016 8:00:00 AM
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that he saw no point in bringing up the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress.  >> Read More

Washington Watch: TPP and WOTUS Top Priorities

4/28/2016 6:56:00 PM

The Trans Pacific Partnership & the Waters of the Untied States Rule are top priorities for agriculturists to get resolved, and resolved soon.

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Ag and Food Coalition; Pass TPP Now

4/13/2016 8:02:00 AM

"Until we level the playing field through TPP, U.S. beef is going to be at an economic disadvantage in Japan. That is why we cannot afford to delay passage of TPP."

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TPP Will Worsen Cattle and Sheep Price Volatility

11/9/2015 1:23:00 PM
The TPP is yet another license that gives multinational meatpackers the ability to control both the live cattle and live sheep production chains. >> Read More

Montana Farm Bureau Offers Great Workshops, Speakers at Annual Convention

10/30/2015 11:10:00 AM
The Montana Farm Bureau is hosting a variety of educational workshops with interesting speakers during their annual convention November 8-11, 2015, in Missoula. >> Read More

Farmers Pay the Cost of 'Free' Trade

10/26/2015 1:43:00 PM
The Trans Pacific trade pact promises us cheaper food with sketchier ingredients. American farmers will face upheaval and more dislocation, while corporate agriculture thrives. >> Read More
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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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