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OPINION: Montana’s Farm Families Need a Win on Trade

6/26/2018 2:45:00 PM

Montana Grain Growers President Michelle Erickson-Jones discusses how uncertain trade relationships are hurting farmers and ranchers.

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Early 2018 Pulse Market Update

3/2/2018 4:03:00 PM

Pulse markets have been under considerable pressure in recent months due to India, the largest export market. But what will 2018 hold for the pulses?

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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

Cattle Producers Stand with Manufacturers and Workers to Oppose TPP

10/6/2015 9:48:00 AM

"TPP follows the same blueprint as the free trade agreements we already have with 20 countries and those agreements resulted in a $2.3 billion deficit in the trade of cattle."

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Food and Agriculture Groups Express Optimism and Confidence in TPP

10/6/2015 9:44:00 AM
Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sector have continued to express their optimism and confidence in the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.  >> Read More

Port Labor Disputes Holding up Beef Trade

2/5/2015 6:00:00 AM
The pace of shipments has slowed, goods are backing up at the ports, congestion is growing and the ramifications are being felt across the supply chain. >> Read More

Groups Reconfirm Commitment to Biotech Wheat

6/6/2014 5:25:00 AM
The signatories call for further innovation in research as wheat represents about 20 percent of human calorie intake, making it an essential part of the global diet and critical to food security. >> 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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