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Montana Now has an Accredited Vet Tech Program

5/9/2017 1:19:00 PM
ima Medical Institute is proud to announce the recent programmatic accreditation of its Veterinary Technician program in Dillon, Montana, which is offered in collaboration with the University of Montana Western. It is the only accredited veterinary technician program offered in the state of Montana.  >> Read More

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

Recent Ag News

Senate Ag Committee Recognizes MT FFA President

3/19/2018 10:51:00 AM
March is Women's History Month, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is celebrating women in agriculture. Today the committee recognized Sheridan Johnson, a 4th generation wheat farmer from Conrad, Montana - and Montana FFA Association president. >> Read More
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USCA Petition for Rulemaking on "Fake Meat" Under Consideration

3/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
(WASHINGTON) – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted for public comment the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) petition for rulemaking on the definitions of “beef” and “meat”. The deadline for letters of support is April 10th. >> Read More
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Montana Ranchers to Support USCA Truthful Beef Labeling

3/16/2018 1:29:00 PM
The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) efforts on truthful beef labeling will be supported this month with multiple fundraising events being organized by producers across the state on Montana. >> Read More
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Steel Tariffs Impact on Agriculture Still Up in the Air

3/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
There is a lot of uncertainty across the board when it comes to the impacts of President Trump’s proposed aluminum and steel tariffs. Farmers and ranchers are asking the question, “will this impact me? >> Read More
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Farmers Call on President Trump to Protect Trade in New National Television Ad

3/15/2018 9:40:00 AM

The message to President Trump from Montana family farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones will run on cable news channels and online across the country.

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