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Global Avian Influenza Surge

1/12/2018 7:16:00 AM
Different strains of avian influenza were found over the holiday season globally, according to two global health agencies that say the number of human infections appears to have decreased over time.  >> Read More

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

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

Online Payment Now Available for Livestock Per Capita Fees

11/10/2015 9:06:00 AM
Online payment now available for livestock per capita fees due November 30, new law changes next year’s schedule >> Read More

Groups Call on Restaurant Chains to Serve Antibiotic-Free Meat

9/16/2015 10:09:00 AM
Groups are calling on fast food restaurants to publicly limit the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry in items they sell on their menus. >> Read More

Subway Finally Caves on Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

8/31/2015 1:58:00 PM
After months of pressure, Subway officials said that they plan to switch their chicken supply to meat from animals raised without antibiotics by 2016. >> Read More

Resolution of COOL Likely to Drag On

5/21/2015 7:58:00 AM

The issue is not about imported meat coming from Canada, Mexico but the alleged discrimination of imported live animals that account for only 7.6% of U.S. beef slaughter.

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Mozart, mood lights may be the key to better chicken nuggets

5/18/2015 3:12:00 PM

The poultry industry is looking at alternative solutions to solve one of their biggest challenges: how to mass produce drug and hormone-free poultry at a reasonable price.  

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Iowa Dealing With Bird Deaths

5/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
Iowa is facing a crisis trying to destroy and dispose of roughly 23 million birds from poultry operations infected with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. >> Read More

Nation's Largest Seller of Chickens Eliminating Antibiotics

4/28/2015 10:37:00 AM

Tyson Foods is announcing today that it plans to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in its flocks by September 2017.

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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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