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A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More

What's on Producers Mind's?

4/19/2017 8:30:00 AM
What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers in 2017?  What does the data say about the impact of ag industry mergers and farm consolidation on farm profits? The Voice of the Farmer (Download Full 72 Page Report) examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records. >> Read More

Soil Compaction May No Longer Be A Worry for Many Producers

4/10/2017 10:39:00 AM

A long-term study shows that soil compaction may no longer need to be a worry for many producers grazing cattle on corn stubble. 

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Lowest Wheat Plantings Estimate Since 1919

3/31/2017 11:00:00 AM

USDA on Friday released its prospective plantings report for major crops as well as quarterly grain stock numbers. Farmers are projected to plant 46.1 million acres of wheat, down 8% from last year. If realized, it would mark the lowest wheat acreage since the U.S. began keeping records in 1919.

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USTR Brings New Charges Against China Over Imports for Corn, Wheat, Rice

12/16/2016 10:02:00 AM
The case comes as the U.S. has also separately asked the WTO to settle a dispute over the U.S. contention that China has paid nearly $100 billion in domestic support for Chinese crops.   >> Read More

USDA Forecasts Highest U.S. Corn Production on Record

9/20/2016 7:11:00 AM

Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 174.4 bushels per acre which would be the highest yield and production on record in the United States. 

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US Announces WTO Challenge on China Farm Supports

9/14/2016 10:54:00 AM
The U.S. is launching a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on China's domestic price supports for the production of rice, wheat and corn >> Read More

Wheat Prices Revive Program From Farm Bills Past

8/5/2016 10:56:00 AM
Farmers, bankers and others across wheat country are having to get reacquainted with marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments, also known as LDPs. >> Read More

Corn Production and Use Expected to Reach a New Record High in 2016

7/29/2016 1:15:00 PM

The record supply is expected to have a dampening effect on prices, making U.S. corn more competitive in the global market and hopefully boosting exports.

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Mexico Could Pass Japan as Top U.S. Corn Importer

6/30/2016 1:44:00 PM

Buying patterns for U.S. corn have shifted, with U.S. corn export sales to Mexico helping to offset light purchases by more traditional buyers.

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Recent Ag News

Pace of Beef Herd Expansion: The Perception and the Reality

7/22/2017 11:34:00 PM
We know that the buildup of the nation’s cattle herd over the last 3 years was pretty rapid and that made sense given that prices rose to a record level following drought-forced herd liquidation.  Cow-calf profits in 2014 and 2015 were record as the result of those record prices.  Couple those record profits, expectations for continued strong markets, and good forage conditions and the result was rapid herd building. >> Read More
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Sheep Industry Advocates for Market Access

7/21/2017 12:11:00 PM
ASI is working to ensure that foreign market development opportunities are available for U.S. producers to market their lamb and wool on an international level. >> Read More
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Hay Hotline

7/21/2017 12:01:00 PM
The Hay Hotline is offered by the Montana Department of Agriculture as a service to the agricultural industry. Producers may list hay for sale and pasture available. >> Read More
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Producers can now authorize Beef Checkoff dollars to stay in Montana

7/20/2017 6:01:00 PM
Here is the new one-page Form if you want to allow some of your Checkoff dollar to go to the Montana Beef Council... >> Read More
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Custer County Fair

7/19/2017 5:13:00 PM

Horse racing was an exciting event in Custer County pre-1930.

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