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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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Support SB155 for Agricultural Seeds

3/5/2017 1:33:00 PM

Montana Farmers don't need a "patchwork" of varying local Seed Regulations. (Michelle Jones-MGGA)

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Ranchers Should be Worried about Animal Welfare Rules in New Senate Bill

2/21/2017 7:32:00 PM

Don't Take Private Property in the name of Animal Welfare

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FEMA Challenges General News Media's Claim of "Farm Bust"

2/17/2017 11:04:00 AM

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association disagrees with the headline: "Plowed Under: The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us." 

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Recent Ag News

USDA revises Angus certification requirements

5/29/2017 5:00:00 AM
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that the agency is revising the live animal specification used for all Angus certified programs to reflect evolving cattle genetics and marketing. >> Read More
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United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent

5/27/2017 7:07:00 AM

The USDA May 1 on-feed report looks like this: on feed up 2%; placed in April up 11%; and marketed in April up 3%.

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Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Steadied, Is Heading Upward

5/26/2017 3:03:00 PM
Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. Stabilized does not mean sales are booming yet.  >> Read More
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Legendary Texas Cattle Feeder Says Export Markets are Critically Important

5/26/2017 5:00:00 AM

This year the Texas Cattle Feeders Association is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Last week in Amarillo, 25 of the past TCFA presidents gathered to recount where the association has been, where its at and where its headed in the future. And one of those in attendance was the legendary founder of Cactus Feeders Paul Engler.

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First Camping Trip of the Spring

5/25/2017 5:01:00 PM

Memorial Day falls on May 29th this year!

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