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Pulse Crop Planting Nearing Completion Across Northern Plains

5/22/2017 6:36:00 AM
f it’s any indication of how this spring has been for growers trying to get their pulse crops in the ground, this week’s Pulse Pipeline crop progress report will begin with a reminder. The final planting date for pulses according to the USDA/RMA ranges between May 15-25 depending on the pulse crop you are planting and the county where your farm is located. >> Read More

Wheatgrowers to Trump: Be Cautious on NAFTA Changes

5/18/2017 4:39:00 PM
23 yrs of NAFTA has been a WIN for Wheat! >> Read More

Local County Weed District Helping to Control Noxious Weeds thru Education

5/18/2017 5:00:00 AM

Each year noxious weeds and invasive species cause damage to millions of acres of land in Montana alone. And to help educate the next generation of land users and land owners the Yellowstone County Weed District in Billings conducts in class programs followed up by field tours around the region.

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MSU Montana Foundation Seed Program and Bulgarian Company Partner on Winter Wheat

5/17/2017 6:48:00 AM

This is the first time Montana-bred wheat varieties have been grown in Bulgarian soil.

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Calculator Helps Growers with Fertilizer Management to Maximize Profitability

5/14/2017 5:00:00 AM
When commodity prices are low, it is a good time to take a close look at fertilizing practices.  Steps for small grain producers to optimize their fertilizer dollars include determining correct rates and selecting the appropriate fertilizer source, time of application, and placement to optimize fertilizer use.  >> Read More

U.S. Hard Red Winter Wheat Crop Down 32% from Last Year

5/10/2017 10:56:00 AM
2017-18 winter wheat production is pegged at 1.25 billion bushels, down 25% from last year. As of May 1, the yield forecast was 48.8 bushels per acre, down 6.5 bushels from last year's record yield. These numbers, however, also likely do not factor in the impact of April's winter storm on the winter crop. >> Read More

Montana Pulse Growers Asked to Pay a Higher Assessment

5/9/2017 5:00:00 AM
The Montana Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Montana Pulse Advisory Committee is mailing surveys to the state’s pulse growers to gauge interest in raising the assessment rate from 1% to 1.5% for all pulse commodities. Assessment funds are used to advance the industry through research, marketing and education. >> Read More

Are Wheat Markets “Due” for a Supply Crash?

5/2/2017 8:41:00 PM
If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably somewhat a believer in the “due” principle.  So, is global wheat production “due” for a supply crash? >> Read More

Wheat Markets Sky Rocket After Weekend Blizzard Flattens Kansas Wheat Crop

5/2/2017 5:00:00 AM
Over the weekend, a wintry storm system dumped up to two feet of snow on parts of the Great Plains, flattening a winter wheat crop that was maturing weeks ahead of normal. Meanwhile in the Midwest and Midsouth, relentless rains swelled rivers and flooded freshly planted corn and soybean fields. >> Read More

"Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act" Seeks Checkoff Reform

5/1/2017 12:42:00 PM
More than 80 farm groups asked congressional lawmakers to reform commodity checkoff programs in a letter sent to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. >> Read More
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Pulse Crop Planting Nearing Completion Across Northern Plains

5/22/2017 6:36:00 AM
f it’s any indication of how this spring has been for growers trying to get their pulse crops in the ground, this week’s Pulse Pipeline crop progress report will begin with a reminder. The final planting date for pulses according to the USDA/RMA ranges between May 15-25 depending on the pulse crop you are planting and the county where your farm is located. >> Read More
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Wheatgrowers to Trump: Be Cautious on NAFTA Changes

5/18/2017 4:39:00 PM
23 yrs of NAFTA has been a WIN for Wheat! >> Read More
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Bike to Work Week

5/18/2017 4:29:00 PM

National Bike to Work Week is May 15th-19th this year.

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Local County Weed District Helping to Control Noxious Weeds thru Education

5/18/2017 5:00:00 AM

Each year noxious weeds and invasive species cause damage to millions of acres of land in Montana alone. And to help educate the next generation of land users and land owners the Yellowstone County Weed District in Billings conducts in class programs followed up by field tours around the region.

>> Read More
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Mexico’s Sugar Trade Violations are a “Law Enforcement” Issue

5/17/2017 11:45:00 AM

Mexico was found guilty in a legal proceeding of using unfair trade practices, and must be held accountable.

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