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Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Gallatin County Horses

10/26/2017 4:11:00 PM

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reports that multiple horses on a Gallatin County premises have been diagnosed with equine infectious anemia (EIA). EIA was last diagnosed in Montana in 2011 in Carbon County.


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Can the Costs of the Wild Horse Program be Reined in?

8/15/2017 7:30:00 AM

You’ll be surprised by how much wild horses are costing you. Is it possible to manage wild horses in a way that benefits the horses and the taxpayers? 

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Billings Livestock Horse Sale Results

6/28/2017 1:36:00 PM
There was good weather, a big crowd and great previews for the June 24th sale. The one-day sale total was 583 head of horses sold with a mere 27 head of no sales. >> Read More

Drought: Hay Prices Climb

6/21/2017 10:05:00 AM

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.


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50 Years of NILE: Equine Salute

5/23/2017 9:43:00 AM
The NILE events utilize horses in the spotlight and behind the scenes. There's an entire department dedicated to NILE horse events. These events put horses in the spotlight. These horses perform at top levels showing off athleticism and carefully curated breeding. Behind the scenes and back at the ranch is where the true value of horses lays. >> Read More

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

Big Weekend for MSU Colt Sale

4/10/2017 10:00:00 AM

The 11th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition was held this past weekend at the Copper Spring Ranch in Bozeman, MT. The event was hosted by the Equine Boosters of MSU.

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Miles City Goes Above and Beyond to Enhance Ag. Education

4/5/2017 9:43:00 AM

After several years of working with the Miles City community, agricultural leaders, businesses and individuals donors Miles Community College proudly cut the ribbon on the brand new MCC Ag Advancement Center. 

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11th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition

3/31/2017 10:04:00 AM
The 11th annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition is going to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th in Bozeman, MT at the Copper Spring Ranch. The event is hosted by the Equine Boosters of MSU. >> Read More

Recent Ag News

Senate Ag Committee Recognizes MT FFA President

3/19/2018 10:51:00 AM
March is Women's History Month, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is celebrating women in agriculture. Today the committee recognized Sheridan Johnson, a 4th generation wheat farmer from Conrad, Montana - and Montana FFA Association president. >> Read More
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USCA Petition for Rulemaking on "Fake Meat" Under Consideration

3/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
(WASHINGTON) – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted for public comment the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) petition for rulemaking on the definitions of “beef” and “meat”. The deadline for letters of support is April 10th. >> Read More
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Montana Ranchers to Support USCA Truthful Beef Labeling

3/16/2018 1:29:00 PM
The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) efforts on truthful beef labeling will be supported this month with multiple fundraising events being organized by producers across the state on Montana. >> Read More
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Steel Tariffs Impact on Agriculture Still Up in the Air

3/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
There is a lot of uncertainty across the board when it comes to the impacts of President Trump’s proposed aluminum and steel tariffs. Farmers and ranchers are asking the question, “will this impact me? >> Read More
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Farmers Call on President Trump to Protect Trade in New National Television Ad

3/15/2018 9:40:00 AM

The message to President Trump from Montana family farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones will run on cable news channels and online across the country.

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