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Ag Committee Senators Seek Review of National Beef Acquisition

4/19/2018 10:39:00 AM
Four members of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee are pressing for a review of Marfrig Global Foods’ proposed $969 million acquisitionof National Beef Packing Co., citing concern about the impact on food safety of growing foreign investment in U.S. agriculture. >> Read More

Drought Still a Possiblity in 2018

4/18/2018 2:40:00 PM
The 2018 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum took place in Bozeman this week. Livestock producers from Montana and the surrounding states gathered to learn about new findings in nutrition needs and livestock management.  Drought resource management was the theme of the event and attendees determined that there is still a real possibility in the summer of 2018 for drought. >> Read More

Trade a Big Issue during NCBA Spring Legislative Conference

4/16/2018 6:38:00 AM
Trade was one of the biggest issues discussed last week in Washington, DC during the NCBA’s Spring Legislative Conference and what any disruptions would mean for the U.S. beef cattle industry. >> Read More

Questions about weeds and crop diseases? There’s an app for that

4/12/2018 8:46:00 PM

The MSU Schutter Diagnostic Lab has created a free phone app that allows digital submissions of weeds, insects and crops for identification.

>> Read More

Wheat Groups Applaud Decision to Negotiate for TPP Membership

4/12/2018 12:55:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very happy to learn that President Trump is directing U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to begin negotiating for the United States to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  >> Read More

House Ag Committee Introduces Farm Bill

4/12/2018 11:46:00 AM
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: >> Read More

Ranchers Want Endangered Species Act Reform

4/12/2018 11:41:00 AM
Leaders in Montana’s ranching industry are in Washington, D.C., this week working on federal issues that are impacting their operations and way of life. >> Read More

Another Successful Convention for Montana FFA

4/11/2018 4:26:00 PM
Over 1,600 members and guests attended Montana FFA’s 88th Annual State Convention in Billings.  Click here to see the results and new state officers. >> Read More

$34 Million in Payments for 2017 Livestock Losses

4/11/2018 2:49:00 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. >> Read More

Drought, Feed Prices Cited for 2015 Cattle Price Drop

4/11/2018 2:30:00 PM
OMAHA (DTN) -- Increased concentration in the cattle industry had little overall effect on prices from 2013 to 2016, a new Government Accountability Office report found, instead pointing to drought and the price of feed as reasons for price fluctuations. >> Read More
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Ag Committee Senators Seek Review of National Beef Acquisition

4/19/2018 10:39:00 AM
Four members of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee are pressing for a review of Marfrig Global Foods’ proposed $969 million acquisitionof National Beef Packing Co., citing concern about the impact on food safety of growing foreign investment in U.S. agriculture. >> Read More
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Drought Still a Possiblity in 2018

4/18/2018 2:40:00 PM
The 2018 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum took place in Bozeman this week. Livestock producers from Montana and the surrounding states gathered to learn about new findings in nutrition needs and livestock management.  Drought resource management was the theme of the event and attendees determined that there is still a real possibility in the summer of 2018 for drought. >> Read More
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Trade a Big Issue during NCBA Spring Legislative Conference

4/16/2018 6:38:00 AM
Trade was one of the biggest issues discussed last week in Washington, DC during the NCBA’s Spring Legislative Conference and what any disruptions would mean for the U.S. beef cattle industry. >> Read More
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Questions about weeds and crop diseases? There’s an app for that

4/12/2018 8:46:00 PM

The MSU Schutter Diagnostic Lab has created a free phone app that allows digital submissions of weeds, insects and crops for identification.

>> Read More
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Wheat Groups Applaud Decision to Negotiate for TPP Membership

4/12/2018 12:55:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very happy to learn that President Trump is directing U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to begin negotiating for the United States to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  >> Read More
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