[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.
With the severe drought conditions affecting many throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind folks that the Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and pasture.
All-wheat production was estimated at 1.824 billion bushels, up 3.8 million bushels from last month's report. USDA pegged all-winter wheat production at 1.25 billion bushels, just slightly above the pre-report average. Production is down 25% from 2016's harvest.
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new advocacy program. ACE which stands for Advocacy, Communication and Education, is perfect for members who are especially interested in visiting with elected officials and helping them understand the importance of agriculture in today’s world.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue traveled to Great Falls this week to address agriculturists and attendees at this years Montana Ag Summit. The event was co-hosted by U.S. Senator Steve Daines.
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.