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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

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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MSU Ag Econ Faculty Launch New Informational Website for Regional Producers

9/15/2016 12:48:00 PM

A group of faculty and Extension specialists at Montana State University have launched an informational agricultural economics website for regional producers.

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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
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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. 

>> Read More
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Watch: Secretary of Agriculture Confirmation Hearing

3/23/2017 7:59:00 AM

Watch the live Senate Ag Committee confirmation hearing on USDA Security nominee Sonny Perdue. 

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Higher Cattle Prices: Will it Turn Around?

3/22/2017 4:25:00 PM
The beef complex has rallied $30/cwt in the last five weeks, which according to CattleFax is much larger than normal. The market is experiencing the best of the fundamental seasonal factors that normally line up with the spring highs. For the producers who operate feed yards, right now is one of best times they have seen in almost two years. But, how long will it last? >> Read More
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U.S. Sees Furious Start to the Wildfire Season

3/22/2017 6:14:00 AM
Wildfires have charred a whopping 2 million acres across the U.S. so far this year, an area larger than the state of Delaware. >> Read More
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