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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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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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Montana 4-H Ambassadors Announced

7/17/2018 2:44:00 PM

Recently, at the conclusion of the 2018 Montana 4-H Congress held on the campus of Montana State University a new batch of 4-H Ambassadors was announced. 


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MWBC Welcomes Two New Directors

7/17/2018 1:38:00 PM

Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.


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Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/17/2018 8:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving species conservation targets. >> Read More
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Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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