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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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H5N2 Expected Death Toll Almost 7 Million Birds Since March

4/23/2015 1:15:00 PM

Federal officials are banking on higher temperatures to help knock down avian influenza even as they work to develop vaccines to counter the deadly virus.

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Recent Ag News

Update: Grizzlies in Judith Basin

6/26/2017 4:42:00 PM

Update: Northern Ag Network spoke with Greg Lemon the head of public information for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks today. FWP collaborated rancher reports that a total of four calves were killed on two ranches near Stanford, MT on Sunday. The livestock were reported to be killed either later Friday night or early Saturday morning. Both USDA Wildlife Services and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks worked to set up trapping efforts to capture the bears. The grizzlies were two young male siblings.

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Alltech and Hubbard Feeds contribute to successful Prime Time Gala in support of Feeding South Dakota

6/26/2017 2:37:00 PM

[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – The agriculture community recently banded together at the fourth annual Prime Time Gala to support Feeding South Dakota, which provides food assistance to hundreds of men, women and children across the state. Both Alltech and Hubbard Feeds, an Alltech company, supported the successful event, which raised a total of $236,508.

 

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Grizzlies Kill Calves Near Stanford

6/26/2017 11:02:00 AM
According to sources near Stanford, two young male grizzly bears killed three calves on the Surprise Creek Colony and one calf on neighboring ranch. >> Read More
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Emergency CRP Grazing Authorized in Montana and Dakotas

6/23/2017 1:28:00 PM
Drought-stricken Ranchers can get immediate authorization, now through September 30. >> Read More
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Cattle on Feed Up 3%

6/23/2017 1:16:00 PM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016. >> Read More
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