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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

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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Changes in Wheat Volume in July WASDE

7/12/2018 10:47:00 AM

USDA expects the 2018-19 wheat crop to reach 1.88 billion bushels. Winter wheat production was pegged at 1.193 billion bushels, a tiny drop from the July estimate, but down 6% from 2017. The average winter wheat yield is expected to reach 48 bpa, down 0.4 bushel from June and down 2.2 bushels from last year.


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Livestock Industry Pleased with Trump's Pardon of Oregon Ranchers

7/11/2018 8:34:00 PM
This week in many the U.S. ranching industry is celebrating after President Trump’s pardon of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Hammond’s were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fire to public lands after a prescribed burn on their private land moved onto BLM land. >> Read More

MWBC Directors Selected to Lead National Grower Organizations

7/11/2018 5:21:00 PM
Great Falls, Mont.— Montana farmers now have a larger voice on the national stage, as two Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) members have been selected to lead national grower organizations. Chris Kolstad, of Ledger, was selected as Chairman of U.S. Wheat Associatesfor the upcoming year, while Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson will serve as Vice President of the National Barley Growers Association. >> Read More

Endangered Species Act Reform Unveiled

7/11/2018 3:00:00 PM
Environmental and conservation groups tout the Endangered Species Act as a success, while opponents of the law point to a low species recovery rate and added restrictions to landowners as reasons to reform the law. A U.S. senator has unveiled legislation to do just that. >> Read More

Trump Administration Announces Another $200 Billion in China Tariffs

7/11/2018 8:05:00 AM
The White House on Tuesday said it would assess 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese goods, but they won't take effect for at least two months, giving time for public comment. >> Read More

Wyoming's Cowboy Slogan Called ‘Racist’

7/10/2018 6:31:00 AM
A new slogan at the University of Wyoming – “The world needs more cowboys” – is drawing criticism as racist, sexist and counterproductive to recruiting out-of-state students. >> Read More

32 Cattle Poisoned by Rat Poison Dumped in Utah Rodeo Arena Water Tank

7/9/2018 3:31:00 PM
A strange poisoning case in Utah has a combined reward of $2,000 to find out who tried to kill 32 cattle at a rodeo arena. >> Read More

Sheep Producers Enjoy Record High Wool Prices

7/9/2018 6:03:00 AM
American wool is in high demand here in the United States and around the world. And it’s some very good news for this region’s sheep producers. >> Read More
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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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