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Into the Black

8/17/2017 4:16:00 PM

The stories of a strong ranching community in Eastern Montana.

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Clean Water Act Settlement

8/17/2017 11:15:00 AM
OMAHA (DTN) -- California wheat farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in fines and to undertake mitigation on his farm for alleged Clean Water Act violations, according to a consent decree filed in a federal court in California on Tuesday. >> Read More

Texan Drinking Raw Milk Contracts Brucellosis

8/16/2017 5:45:00 AM
In the course of diagnosing the cause of fever, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue in a Texas resident, blood culture results revealed that the patient was infected with Brucella. Through investigation by DSHS, the most probable source of the infection was determined to be raw cow’s milk which the person had been consuming. The source of the milk was K-Bar Dairy, a licensed raw milk dairy in Paradise, Texas. >> Read More

2017 Wyoming Hay Show Results

8/15/2017 5:07:00 PM
On Tuesday August 15th, the Wyoming State Hay Show Judging was held during the State Fair in Douglas. This year a new format and restructuring of hay classes for the Wyoming State Fair Hay show was a great success according the Scott Keith the Hay Show Superintendent. With 40 hay entries this year, it is a brand-new show. >> Read More

Spring Wheat Harvest in the Gallatin Valley

8/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
On Monday, the latest weekly USDA crop progress report was released and once again the report remains bullish for spring wheat. Across the nation, 40% of spring wheat was harvested, down from 45% a year ago, but above the five-year average of 35% harvested. 33% of spring wheat was rated good-to-excellent, up 1 percentage point from 32% the previous week. Also 97% of winter wheat had been harvested as of Sunday. For Montana specially, 92% of the winter wheat is in the bin while 39% of the spring wheat crop has been harvested and 57% of the barley crop has been cut as well. >> Read More

Drought Workshops for Ranchers

8/15/2017 10:37:00 AM
As the drought worsens across the region, drought management for livestock producers is very important on many levels. Recently, MSU's Dr. Rachel Endecott joined Northern Ag Network to discuss tips producers can follow in times of drought. Click play on the link below to listen! >> Read More

Hay Lottery for Montana & Dakota Producers

8/10/2017 3:15:00 PM

Helena, Mont. – Producers in Montana affected by drought and fire are now eligible to participate in the first ever hay lottery. Ag Community Relief, is organizing a large-scale hay donation convoy to North Dakota to aid producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The first convoy of hay will be delivered in mid-August but more deliveries could arrive as the group continues to fundraise and seek donations and volunteers. The donated hay will be delivered to North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. Any other individuals or organizations willing to donate hay or trucking for the hay lottery should call the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought Hotline at 701-425-8454.

 

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Capturing the West on Canvas

8/10/2017 9:15:00 AM
The image of the west and the ranching lifestyle has been shared with audiences across the world by artists like Charlie Russell and Fredrick Remington.  And today, our networks Lane Nordlund shares this story about an up and coming artist who is preserving the western heritage on canvas for a new generation to enjoy. 

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Proposed Restriction of Imports of Mexican Cattle To Montana

8/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
The Montana Department of Livestock is proposing an amendment to an existing state law regarding the importation of cattle from Mexico. Concern over Bovine Tuberculosis was raised during the 2017 Montana Legislature over TB cases found in herds in South Dakota and Canada. Those positive TB cases not only caused huge economic loss and stress for producers and communities but witnessed the disposal of cattle herds and lengthy quarantines of ranches for months on end.  The legislature ran out of time to address the issue before the session ended. >> Read More

Wyoming Hay Show

8/9/2017 9:08:00 AM

Wyoming’s largest agronomic crop is hay production. Hay production ranks 2nd only to beef cattle in terms of total production value in the Cowboy State. The Wyoming Hay & Forage Association was formed in 2016 to support, assist, and promote the high-quality hay produced in Wyoming reach its true markets. And, with the Wyoming state fair coming up in Douglas, the association is helping to organize the premier Wyoming hay show, to promote high-quality hay. 


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Management Considerations for Drought Effected Ranchers

8/20/2017 2:57:00 PM

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides tips and suggestions on pasture and grazing management for drought effected livestock producers. 

 

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Are Land Prices Starting to Drop?

8/18/2017 1:51:00 PM
Farm commodity prices have dropped considerably in recent years, but what have land values done? >> Read More
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Ranchers Want WOTUS Repealed Once and for All

8/18/2017 9:41:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline to submit comments on the Waters of the U.S. Rule repeal effort.  >> Read More
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Barringer's Ranch

8/17/2017 4:48:00 PM

Ashland Montana 1899.

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Into the Black

8/17/2017 4:16:00 PM

The stories of a strong ranching community in Eastern Montana.

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