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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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The Buzz on Endangered Species Act Reform

2/8/2017 11:55:00 AM
ESA reform is paramount not only for the true preservation of threatened and endangered species, but for the continued ability of American agriculture to provide basic human needs for all people. >> Read More

Former Ag Secretaries Johanns and Glickman Support Dow DuPont Merger

1/30/2017 11:18:00 AM
By coming together, Dow and DuPont intend to create a single, independent, U.S.-based and -owned pure agriculture company capable of competing effectively against their still larger global peers.  >> 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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DTN's Top 10 Ag News Stories of 2016: No. 6

12/27/2016 10:49:00 AM
Each year, DTN publishes our choices for the top 10 ag news stories of the year. Today we continue our rundown with No. 6 on proposed mergers and acquisitions in the chemical, seed, fertilizer and equipment industries that have dominated ag news and will continue to do so in 2017. >> Read More
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NILE Salute's FFA

3/29/2017 4:12:00 PM
"Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve," is the National FFA Organization (FFA) motto--what valuable words to live by.  Since 1928, the FFA has been around striving to encourage young students to get involved in agriculture. In many ways, the FFA and the NILE share the same values and dedicate time to today's youth in Agriculture. Fueling the fire in FFA students, promotes the Western heritage in the generations to come. >> Read More
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Montana Beef Council Teams Up with Wendy's to Promote Montana Ranchers

3/29/2017 10:40:00 AM
BILLINGS, MT – The Montana Beef Council has teamed up with Billings-based franchise, Wentana, again to answer the age old question, Where’s the Beef ™? The answer is simple, Wendy’s.  >> Read More
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Cattle Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

3/28/2017 6:53:00 AM
Last fall China announced that it had lifted its ban on imports of U.S. beef, but attempts since then to negotiate the technical terms of access have been unsuccessful.  >> Read More
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Wyoming Company Seeks Loans for Sugar Beet Growers

3/28/2017 6:47:00 AM
A Wyoming company is requesting almost $5.7 million in loans for farmers who grow sugar beets after heavy rains and frost hurt last year's harvest. >> Read More
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