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Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

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

Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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USDA Forecasts Grain Prices Will Reach Bottom Next Year

2/20/2017 3:26:00 PM
Grain prices could reach a long-term bottom next year, according to USDA's long-range projections released Feb. 16:  >> Read More

Insight on Why Markets Haven't Imploded Following TPP, NAFTA Announcements

2/20/2017 2:57:00 PM
University experts answer "Why haven't the commodity markets tanked following the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and threats to re-do the NAFTA trade agreement?"  >> Read More

Anheuser-Busch, Miller Coors to Cut Montana Barley Contracts

1/26/2017 7:59:00 AM
Officials from the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee expect bid reductions to drop between 20 and 60 percent >> Read More

Planted Wheat Acreage Lowest Since 1909

1/13/2017 8:10:00 AM
Randy Martinson, an analyst with Martinson Ag Risk Management said the drop in wheat acres was also larger than expected.  >> Read More

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

Planting Wheat Like It’s 1970

12/6/2016 1:22:00 PM
What else happened in 1970? This was the last year that U.S. farmers planted fewer than 49 million acres of wheat. That is, until 2017. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Up in November

12/16/2017 8:56:00 AM
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in November 2017, were up 9% compared to the same month last year. >> Read More
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2017 Beef Cow Herd Dynamics

12/15/2017 8:44:00 AM

Is the growth in the beef cow herd starting to slow down?

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Final Bill Outlining Tax Cuts Expected to be Released Friday

12/15/2017 4:11:00 AM
The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come. >> Read More
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3 Titles for 3 Broadus Rodeo Stars

12/14/2017 3:03:00 PM
The town of Broadus located in South East Montana has a vibrant history. From its agricultural legacy to its renowned tradition of fostering the spirit of rodeo and producing stars in the arena.  >> Read More
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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again

12/14/2017 8:48:00 AM

For the third time in 2017 the Fed has raised interest rates. The economy is healthy but what will be the effect of the tax overhaul?

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