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Chilean Ranchers in Big Sky Country

6/27/2018 12:45:00 PM

Recently, ranchers and the Montana Department of Agriculture hosted an agriculture trade mission for ranchers and geneticists from Chile. The purpose of the event was to promote cattle genetics and breeds that are developed in Big Sky Country to the world. Click play to watch Lane Nordlund's report on the visit. 

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Forest Service Proposes Changes to Sage Grouse Plans

6/27/2018 6:51:00 AM
The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes last week to sage grouse protections in six western states including Wyoming and Montana. >> Read More

Montana Farmers Union Mid-Year Meeting

6/7/2018 4:05:00 PM
This week members of the Montana Famers Union met for their mid-year meeting held in Bozeman >> Read More

The Forgotten Truth: Fuel Standards Hurt Montana Farmers

5/17/2018 1:33:00 PM

Are you ready to pay more for your next truck? New burdensome fuel economy standards could increase the cost of vehicles and jeopardize rural communities, according to Alan Merrill, Montana Farmers Union President.

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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

Montana Farmer Optimistic About New Farm Bill

3/9/2018 2:22:00 PM
Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts hopes to begin Senate farm bill work next month. This week, Roberts said that he wants to mark up the bill in April, adding that his staff and the staff of the committee’s ranking Democrat, Debbie Stabenow, have begun work on the bill.  >> Read More

South Dakota Rancher Testifies Before U.S. Senate in Support of FARM Act

3/9/2018 8:30:00 AM
Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson today testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultural operations as if they were toxic Superfund sites.  >> Read More

Canada Thistle Concerns in 2018

3/1/2018 9:56:00 AM
Severe weather affects more than yield. It can make hard-to-control weeds more problematic the following year. In 2017, drought in the Northern Plains jeopardized the spring wheat crop and created ideal conditions for increased Canada thistle competition this growing season. >> Read More

Pulse Crop Fungicide Options

2/26/2018 7:14:00 PM
Grain producers across the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountian West are always exploring options to find crops that complement traditional crops like wheat for many reasons during planting time. In recent years, producers have turned to pulse crops for not only a crop that is beneficial to rotational planting but also the niche market it has created for farmers in times of low commodity prices.  >> Read More

Wyoming Rancher to Congress: "Let Us Loose!"

2/7/2018 2:20:00 PM
WASHINGTON (February 7, 2018) - Today Niels Hansen, Secretary/Treasurer of the Public Lands Council and a member of NCBA, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to explain how onerous federal regulations undermine conservation goals. >> Read More
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Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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Who Gets Control of "Fake-Meat"?

7/14/2018 7:00:00 AM

The FDA held a hearing about lab-grown meats but it's a gray area over who has control.

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U.S. Lamb Heads to Japan

7/13/2018 2:23:00 PM

U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.

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Legal Advocates for Agriculture: Mountain States Legal Foundation

7/13/2018 8:08:00 AM
Many factors determine the success of farmers and ranchers. Whether it be the weather, agriculture markets or decisions from the State and Federal Government. What happens when farmers and ranchers become entangled in litigation and courtroom battles? Many seek help from agriculture associations that they are members of and also legal advocates. The Mountain States Legal Foundation is one group that takes on cases for hardworking agriculturists in the West. >> Read More
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UW Proceeds with "The World Needs More Cowboys" Campaign

7/13/2018 7:49:00 AM
The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a new marketing campaign intended to help grow its enrollment and raise its national and international profile, with a primary campaign tagline of “The World Needs More Cowboys.” >> Read More
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