Montana Grain Growers Convention Coverage


The 56th Annual Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) Convention is underway in Great Falls, Montana.

Hundreds of farmers are gathering this week to hear updates on marketing, future farm policy and technology advancements.

Sawfly Research

Sawfly damage causes millions of dollars of damage to Montana’s wheat crop every year. The Montana Grains Foundation is hoping to help farmers battle this costly insect with research to help find a solution.

Dale Schuler is a farmer from Carter, Montana is President of the Montana Grains Foundation.

Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is a topic that many farmers are discussing and with proposed cuts to the USDA budget what the new farm legislation will look.

Bing Von Bergen is the 2nd Vice-President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and is a farmer from Moccassin, Montana. He describes what NAWG thinks the new Farm Bill might look like.

Increasing Profitability

Gordon Stoner is the MGGA president from Outlook, Montana and talked with the Northern Ag Network’s Russell Nemetz Tuesday.

He says this year’s convention theme is “Competing Against The Model Farm Farm.”


He talks about future farm policy now that the Super Committee has failed to present a plan to reduce the federal budget by $1.2 trillion.


He says there have been a few successes in 2011 like the completion of the U.S. and Colombia Free Trade Agreement.


The Montana Grain Growers Association Convention runs thru December 1st at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls, Montana.

Source: Northern Ag Network

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