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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

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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Recent Ag News

Cash is King in the Cattle Markets

4/28/2017 7:38:00 AM
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle surged to contract highs on Thursday and closed up the daily limit in most contacts on stronger-than-expected cash markets and robust demand for beef, traders said. >> Read More
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Montana FFA’s New State 1st Vice President

4/28/2017 6:55:00 AM

Enjoy the new installment of FFA Friday. Northern Ag Network is proud to introduce you to the brand new crop of Montana FFA State Officers.

This week meet the brand new Montana FFA State First Vice President Seth Rekdal from the Shepherd FFA! 

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SD Ranchers Loss Nearly $100 per Cow in 2016

4/28/2017 6:42:00 AM

"Every cow-calf producer out there may not have lost money, but they didn't make much, if they made any."

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Oregon Rancher Puts Up $5,000 Reward for Calf Killer

4/28/2017 6:23:00 AM
The rancher who owns the cattle has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the calf killer >> Read More
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Sheep Brought New Opportunities to Montana

4/27/2017 4:24:00 PM

The sheep industry has had a long and volatile history throughout its time in Montana. 

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