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Montana Proposes Elk Hazing to Check Brucellosis Spread

8/11/2016 12:25:00 PM
Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep elk that have been exposed to brucellosis from mingling with unexposed elk across a wide area of Yellowstone National Park >> Read More

Bison Industry Trying to Recruit New Ranchers as Demand Climbs

8/4/2016 3:40:00 PM

As the bison meat industry grows, processors and marketers say they need more producers to help build the market. One major hurdle is recruiting ranchers.

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Wildlife Advocates to Sue for Yellowstone Bison Protections

7/13/2016 11:33:00 AM
Wildlife advocates will use the courts to try to force the U.S. government to evaluate whether Yellowstone National Park bison are a threatened or endangered species. >> Read More

Montana Requires Brucellosis Testing on Cattle from Wyoming's Big Horn County

6/8/2016 9:34:00 AM
Effective June 15, Montana will require a negative brucellosis test on Wyoming's Big Horn County cattle and domestic bison prior to importation into the state. >> Read More

Governor Gets Final Say in Year Round Bison in Montana

6/3/2016 2:48:00 PM

If the Montana Department of Livestock and the Fish Wildlife and Parks can’t come to agreement on an issue of bison management, the governor gets to decide

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Disease's Spread Blamed on Elk, not Bison or Feed Grounds

5/17/2016 12:35:00 PM

Researchers are saying Montana elk are to blame for an animal disease spreading into new areas around Yellowstone National Park.

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Input Sought on Proposed Temporary​ ​Flat Creek Allotment Livestock Change

5/11/2016 12:01:00 PM

In light of the protests received, the BLM is vacating the proposed decision to allow year round grazing on the Flat Creek Allotment

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Board of Livestock Asking AG’s Office to Rule on Governor’s Decision

4/28/2016 1:18:00 PM

The Board of Livestock is currently awaiting a legal opinion from the Attorney General’s office regarding a decision on year round bison tolerance in Montana.

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Myths about Bison Management

3/8/2016 1:40:00 PM

An interesting response to 8 common myths about bison and the management of Yellowstone Park bison by the National Park Service.  

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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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