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2016 Symbol of Excellence Winners Announced at MPPC’s Annual Meeting

2/2/2017 2:04:00 PM

A total of 1,620 hogs from around Montana were entered into the contest with 255 hogs qualifying for Symbol of Excellence.

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Nation's Bacon Reserves Hit 50-Year Low

2/1/2017 11:41:00 AM
In December 2016, frozen pork belly inventory totaled 17.8 million pounds, the lowest level since 1957, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read More

Cargill Study Shows What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennial Consumers

1/27/2017 8:06:00 AM
As consumer demand for pork remains high, millennial consumers say that what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits >> Read More

Pork Producers Council: Another "Midnight" Regulation Dumped on Farmers

1/19/2017 9:31:00 AM

According to the National Pork Producers Council, the Obama administration is issuing a regulation that adds unnecessary animal welfare standards to the nation's organic food production law. 

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GIPSA Contracting Rules Create New Controversy

12/16/2016 10:16:00 AM
Earlier this week, GIPSA announced changes in contracting rules that are attracting a storm of controversy. >> Read More

Rabobank: Supply-driven Global Meat Markets to Put Pressure on Prices

12/12/2016 1:57:00 PM
Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to a new report from Rabobank >> Read More

U.S. Pig Farmers Celebrate Progress on Antibiotic Stewardship

11/14/2016 2:00:00 PM
Pork Industry Collaborates in Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Outreach >> Read More

Continued Growth in Meat Supply Hurts Livestock Prices

9/9/2016 12:03:00 PM
The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. >> Read More

MSU Buys Pigs From Local 4-H Youth to Feed University Students

9/7/2016 3:20:00 PM
For the first time, Montana State University has purchased local 4-H pigs to feed MSU students who eat in the university’s award-winning Miller Dining Commons. >> Read More

Two South Dakota Producers Finalists for the 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year

9/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to become 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year.  

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Recent Ag News

Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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Watch: Secretary of Agriculture Confirmation Hearing

3/23/2017 7:59:00 AM

Watch the live Senate Ag Committee confirmation hearing on USDA Security nominee Sonny Perdue. 

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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
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U.S. Sees Furious Start to the Wildfire Season

3/22/2017 6:14:00 AM
Wildfires have charred a whopping 2 million acres across the U.S. so far this year, an area larger than the state of Delaware. >> Read More
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