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Consider filing for “Exempt” Water Rights - by Krista Lee Evans

7/10/2017 6:37:00 PM
Your Water Rights are important property.  Think about submitting a claim during this current rare opportunity to file on in-stream livestock or domestic well rights used prior to 1973, but never claimed. >> Read More

It’s Time to Comment on More Sensible Monument Designations

6/29/2017 6:59:00 AM
Until July 10th, we have an opportunity to comment on the Antiquities Act, National Monuments in general and specifically the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.  

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Electronic Log Devices- The Death of Capitalism has Finally Occurred

6/21/2017 5:18:00 PM

I write to tell you, the prayers of millennials, leftists, socialists and their like have been answered.

The death of capitalism has finally occurred.


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Lighthizer Confirmation Triggers NAFTA Negotiations

6/2/2017 4:55:00 PM

By Steve Dittmer

   -   It's evident that the Trump administration was waiting for USTR Robert Lighthizer to be confirmed before notifying Congress that it was ready to proceed on NAFTA negotiations. Negotiations are expected to begin in August. 

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Montana Pulse Growers Should Support Assessment Survey

5/10/2017 10:34:00 PM
The Montana Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Montana Pulse Advisory Committee is mailing surveys to the state’s pulse growers to gauge interest in raising the assessment rate from 1% to 1.5% for all pulse commodities. >> Read More

Fighting HSUS for Beef's Future

5/8/2017 7:07:00 AM
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) doesn’t want consumers eating animal protein, especially beef.  When HSUS confronts our industry, it’s our responsibility to fight back - Kendal Frazier >> Read More

Does the Heritage Foundation Hate American Farmers?

4/27/2017 6:00:00 AM
The Heritage Foundation is cranking up its anti-American agriculture propaganda machine in an effort to destroy what remains of the farm safety net just as Congress begins the process of writing the next farm bill. >> Read More

Putting Sugar Prices in Perspective

4/18/2017 1:58:00 PM
Sugar prices are lower today than when Jimmy Carter sat in the Oval Office. It's important to understand what's really going on in the marketplace. >> Read More

Higher Cattle Prices: Will it Turn Around?

3/22/2017 4:25:00 PM
The beef complex has rallied $30/cwt in the last five weeks, which according to CattleFax is much larger than normal. The market is experiencing the best of the fundamental seasonal factors that normally line up with the spring highs. For the producers who operate feed yards, right now is one of best times they have seen in almost two years. But, how long will it last? >> Read More

Seed Bill Needs to be Passed

3/9/2017 12:08:00 PM

This week, the House Agriculture Committee heard what was arguably one of the most important pieces of legislation to agriculturalists in Montana. Senate Bill 155—Prohibit Local Regulation of Agricultural Seed – aims to provide consistency in our state’s seed laws and protect the private property rights of Montana’s family farmers and ranchers. This is a piece of legislation written as a result of collaboration among Montana’s leading agricultural organizations and their grassroots memberships.

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Recent Ag News

Possible Seed Shortage on the Horizon

7/19/2017 12:00:00 PM
Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting. >> Read More
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Atypical BSE Case in Alabama

7/19/2017 7:38:00 AM
An atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The cow did not enter any processing facilities and it presents no threat to the food supply. >> Read More
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Ag Policy Expert Gives President Trump a Mixed Report Card

7/19/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump’s performance for agriculture during his first six months in office is a mixed bag, according to Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus, agricultural economics at Kansas State University. 

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House Commitee Delays ELD Mandate

7/18/2017 9:06:00 AM
Language that was included within the bill will delay, for one year, the requirement mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) for livestock and insect haulers. Now that the bill has passed the House it heads to the Senate. The industry expects to see some opposition to the delay in the Senate Chambers.  >> Read More
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WY Livestock Board Issues Notice of Delinquent Brands Renewal

7/18/2017 5:00:00 AM

Wyoming brand owners on the WY Livestock Board delinquent list have until December, 31, 2017 to renew brands.

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