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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

American Lamb Exports on the Rise

8/25/2017 12:10:00 PM

Revenue from lamb exports increased 10 percent for the first half of 2017 (as compared to 2016) with total revenues reaching $9.6 million for exported American lamb according to an August report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. 

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American Sheep Industry Adds Billions to U.S. Economy

8/23/2017 6:27:00 AM
DENVER - The American Sheep Industry Association released its 2017 Economic Impact Study, showing that the nation's 88,000 sheep producers generated a total economic impact of $5.8 billion in 2016. With over $500 million in farm gate receipts for sheep and lambs, value added from processing, wool, and retail; the American sheep industry contributes over $2 billion directly to the U.S. economy, with a multiplier impact of nearly three times the initial investment. Through the commission of this study and periodic updates, Peter Orwick, Executive Director of the American Sheep Industry Association says the industry is better able to evaluate its role as a part of the larger agricultural economy. >> Read More

Court Upholds Wyoming Domestic Sheep Grazing

8/7/2017 5:57:00 AM
In a decision released Monday, July 31, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming released the opinion by Judge Alan B. Johnson upholding the portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest Plan that gave preference to domestic sheep allotments within the Encampment River herd of bighorn sheep.  >> Read More

Dept. of Livestock Waiving Some Requirements for Livestock Movement

8/1/2017 4:20:00 PM

Due to the extensive wildfires across the state, Governor Bullock, at our request, has issued an executive directive for Montana Department of Livestock to waive certain statutory requirements relative to livestock movement.


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Drought Relief Discount Announced by SweetPro & Agri-Best Feeds

7/26/2017 10:50:00 AM
SweetPro and Agri-Best Feeds have instituted a Drought Relief Discount of $80/ton on qualifying SweetPro orders delivered to ranches affected by the D2-D4 drought according to the U.S Drought Monitor – www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu .  The Drought Relief Discount is effective immediately and will continue on qualifying orders through the month of August. >> Read More

Sheep Industry Advocates for Market Access

7/21/2017 12:11:00 PM
ASI is working to ensure that foreign market development opportunities are available for U.S. producers to market their lamb and wool on an international level. >> Read More

Hay Hotline

7/21/2017 12:01:00 PM
The Hay Hotline is offered by the Montana Department of Agriculture as a service to the agricultural industry. Producers may list hay for sale and pasture available. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

Thanksgiving Special-The Farmer's Share

11/23/2017 10:09:00 AM
The National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation say that consumers are paying less and farmers are receiving less for this year’s Thanksgiving Day dinner.  >> Read More
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Montana Made Food for Thanksgiving

11/23/2017 12:04:00 AM
With another Thanksgiving and Holiday Season upon us, this year let delicious food produced by Montana farmers and ranchers be part of your holiday menu. >> Read More
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Trump Spares Turkeys and Jokes He Can't Overturn Obama's Pardons

11/22/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned a turkey named Drumstick and jokingly bemoaned that his lawyers wouldn’t let him overturn the clemency former President Barack Obama granted to a pair of birds named Tater and Tot ahead of Thanksgiving last year. >> Read More
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Sugar Policy Modernization Act Bad for U.S. Sugar Growers

11/21/2017 2:57:00 PM
Amendments designed to gut no-cost U.S. sugar policy were rejected three times on the Senate floor, two times on the House floor, and twice at the Committee level during the 2014 Farm Bill debate.  Now, backers of those defeated amendments are dusting them off for another run. >> Read More
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Livestock Transportation Rules Delayed

11/20/2017 1:19:00 PM
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) enforcement deadline for agricultural haulers is delayed by 90 days! >> Read More
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