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Cheney Pushes for BLM 2.0 Rule Repeal

2/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney sponsored a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule. Cheney said the rule that was finalized in the last days of “the Obama Administration would have gone even further than they already had in the last eight years in centralizing control and authority over decisions about how to manage our public lands in Washington.”  Essentially, taking away local authority and input with the new rule. >> Read More

Combat Veterans, Wild Horses and MSU Equine Come Together

2/23/2017 8:00:00 AM

On the campus of Montana State University - Bozeman, equine students are working with wild horses that will one day be apart of the Heroes and Horses three phase process, an experiential learning program for combat veterans. Heroes and Horses inspires veterans to move beyond the difficulties experienced from years of war, towards a life of restoration and hope, with the use of horses.

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De Yong Stepping Down from Montana Department of Agriculture

12/9/2016 1:44:00 PM
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has just announced that Ron De Yong Director of Agriculture and several other Cabinet members will be stepping down. >> Read More

The Real Culprit Behind the Rapid Decline in Feeder Cattle Prices

11/1/2016 2:53:00 PM

"Why is the U.S. meatpacking industry allowed to unfairly bring down prices for cattle producers and, as such, extract higher profit margins for themselves?" 

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Torrington Western Sugar to Cease Operation in November

10/10/2016 10:32:00 AM

Torrington Western Sugar is closing it's doors and will have a major impact on the town and community.  

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What the Hay: Thousands flock to annual Montana Bale Trail

9/13/2016 3:38:00 PM
Beginning in 1990, “What they Hay” has grown from a friendly, tongue-in-cheek, competition between two neighboring ranchers into a full-blown, major tourist attraction.  >> Read More

U.S. Court Rules that EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers, Ranchers

9/13/2016 9:15:00 AM

The U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that the EPA violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers

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MSU Buys Pigs From Local 4-H Youth to Feed University Students

9/7/2016 3:20:00 PM
For the first time, Montana State University has purchased local 4-H pigs to feed MSU students who eat in the university’s award-winning Miller Dining Commons. >> Read More

Drop in Wheat Prices Kicks off LDP Payments in Montana

8/30/2016 11:41:00 AM

It’s been over 10 years since wheat prices have fallen low enough to trigger the Loan Deficiency Payment program, and Monday the struggling wheat market finally dropped far enough.  

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Recent Ag News

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

2/26/2017 10:47:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on 
February 1, 2017. The inventory was 1 percent above February 1, 2016.  >> Read More
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Pulse Growers Worried about Huge India Market

2/25/2017 5:15:00 PM

Is India changing its attitude on a 13-year policy?  If so, that could have a big impact on the Pulse market.

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Cheney Pushes for BLM 2.0 Rule Repeal

2/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney sponsored a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule. Cheney said the rule that was finalized in the last days of “the Obama Administration would have gone even further than they already had in the last eight years in centralizing control and authority over decisions about how to manage our public lands in Washington.”  Essentially, taking away local authority and input with the new rule. >> Read More
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USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.

2/23/2017 4:02:00 PM
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues.  Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

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American Sheep Industry Association Prepares Producers for New Veterinary Feed Directive

2/23/2017 3:34:00 PM
For livestock producers, the new year brought some big changes in that all medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species requires a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.  >> Read More
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