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Australian Wool's EMI Tops 2,000 for First Time

6/4/2018 3:04:00 PM
The meteoric rise of the Australian Wool Market continued in Week 48. In what has almost become the norm in recent times, prices were again driven sharply upward. Quantities continue to decline as the season heads into the traditional quiet time of year, forcing buyers to work hard to secure their share of the reduced offering.  >> Read More

Superior Farms Secures USDA Approval for Industry’s First Camera Grading Technology

2/7/2018 8:23:00 AM
February 6th, 2018 (Sacramento, CA) – Superior Farms, North America’s largest lamb processor, announced that it has received approval from the USDA to begin grading carcasses with the VSS2000 System camera (Electronic Grading), the first digital camera to be approved for use in the US lamb industry. The new digital camera was installed in October 2015, and Superior Farms has worked hand-in-hand with the USDA to secure approval since then. >> Read More

BLM AND FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCE 2018 GRAZING FEES

1/31/2018 8:42:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal grazing fee for 2018 will be $1.41 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.41 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service.  The 2017 public land grazing fee was $1.87. >> Read More

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo to the Custer-Gallatin….

1/18/2018 4:03:00 PM

By Chris Skorupa, Bridger, Montana; Rancher/Owner & Manager, Beartooth Fertilizer, Member of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo, the Greater Sage-Grouse makes its home in Montana’s National Forests for its unparalleled habitat conditions. As a species that has faced the label of a “threatened and endangered” species before, the sage grouse has emerged from that conversation as a success story for what can happen when ranchers, landowners, sportsmen, conservationists and federal government officials work together towards a common goal. As a result of these private-public relationships, the sage-grouse avoided being listed as threatened or endangered in 2015.

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Public Lands Council Offers Solution to Cure Patagonia Shame

1/11/2018 8:02:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Jan. 11, 2018) - Today the Public Lands Council launched a new campaign to support rural communities and raise awareness of critical facts in the national monuments debate. The move responds to the profit-driven marketing efforts of multinational retail corporation Patagonia, which promoted false claims about national monuments in the wake of the recent decision to appropriately scale Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante. The PLC campaign features the distribution of iron-on clothing patches designed to cover the logo on Patagonia merchandise and cure “Patagonia Shame.” >> Read More

FFA Member Sets Sights on Sheep Industry

12/4/2017 9:43:00 AM
Caroline Roeder is a Junior at Chouteau High School and has set her sights on a career in the sheep industry. With the support of her family, 4-H, and FFA, Caroline has all the ingredients to be successful in the sheep ranching business.  >> Read More

MSU Displays Commitment to Montana Wool Growers

12/1/2017 1:54:00 PM
For 134 years the Montana Wool Growers Association has been a voice for the states sheep producers. Over the last century, the issues impacting the industry may have changed, but the commitment to enhancing the sheep industry has remained the same.  >> Read More

Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More

2017 Montana Ram Sale Results

9/16/2017 3:46:00 PM

The 92nd Annual Montana Ram Sale and 4th Annual Montana Ewe sale was held in Miles City.


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Wyoming State Ram Sale Results

9/13/2017 8:27:00 AM
The 89th Annual Wyoming State Ram Sale was held in Douglas at the state fairgrounds this week. Here are the unofficial sales results gathered after the sale.  >> Read More
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SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
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DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


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Federal Judge Rules Against California’s Attorney General in Prop 65 Case

6/16/2018 5:00:00 AM
In another win for U.S. agriculture and the national agriculture coalition fighting California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb, for the Eastern District of California, upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiting California from enforcing the requirement until a final ruling on the matter is issued by the court.  >> Read More
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Montana Stockgrowers Midyear Heads to Dillon

6/15/2018 8:01:00 AM

Ranchers from across Montana have gathered in Dillon for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's  Midyear Meeting.
Lane Nordlund reports from the event along with its highlights. 

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Low-Interest Loans Available for Montana Producers Impacted by Winter Weather

6/15/2018 6:00:00 AM
Agricultural producers in Montana who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). >> Read More
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