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MDA Launches Mediation Program

1/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
Producers throughout Montana have a new tool in the belt when it comes to conflict resolution. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched its Agricultural Mediation Program and is currently seeking cases for mediation. >> Read More

Global Avian Influenza Surge

1/12/2018 7:16:00 AM
Different strains of avian influenza were found over the holiday season globally, according to two global health agencies that say the number of human infections appears to have decreased over time.  >> Read More

Public Lands Council Offers Solution to Cure Patagonia Shame

1/11/2018 8:02:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Jan. 11, 2018) - Today the Public Lands Council launched a new campaign to support rural communities and raise awareness of critical facts in the national monuments debate. The move responds to the profit-driven marketing efforts of multinational retail corporation Patagonia, which promoted false claims about national monuments in the wake of the recent decision to appropriately scale Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante. The PLC campaign features the distribution of iron-on clothing patches designed to cover the logo on Patagonia merchandise and cure “Patagonia Shame.” >> Read More

Watch: President Trump's Farm Bureau Speech

1/7/2018 3:35:00 PM

President Donald J. Trump will address farmers and ranchers at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention on the afternoon of Monday, January 8th.  

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ELD: State of the Delay

1/5/2018 3:17:00 PM
For some time now, multiple groups including livestock haulers, the Livestock Marketing Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, US Cattleman’s Association and others have been fighting to delay the implementation of the Electric Logging Devices (ELD)s for the livestock hauling industry. As Northern Ag Network previously reported, “for livestock haulers, ELD's will have a huge impact on the industry in multiple ways. From the hours a livestock hauler can drive, the distance between loading and unloading the unseen economic impact that ELD will have on the industry.” Click here for original article. >> Read More

What Do the Tax Cuts Mean for Farmers and Ranchers?

12/21/2017 8:36:00 AM
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) will deliver modest tax reductions for W-2 earners in the form of modified individual tax brackets, which are included below. The bill attempts to simplify tax preparation for taxpayers by eliminating deductions that impacted a fairly small number of filers and replacing them with a higher standard deduction. In 2017, the standard deduction for a joint return was $12,700. In 2018, the figure will climb to $24,000. In addition, individual rates have been adjusted downward and the brackets expanded so that a larger amount of income is subject to lower rates. Figure 1 compares the 2017 and 2018 individual tables. >> Read More

Deadline Looms on Sage Grouse Comment Period

11/27/2017 3:16:00 PM
Jordan, MT Rancher Bret Dailey encourages livestock producers and landowners to submit comments on the sage grouse managment plans.  >> Read More

House OKs Tax Bill

11/16/2017 3:17:00 PM

Focus now shifts to the Senate where the tax reform battle continues.

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ELD Hours of Service Comment Period Open

11/14/2017 1:19:00 PM
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced a comment period this week on an agricultural exemption under the Electronic Logging Device mandate. The American Sheep Industry Association has continued to work collaboratively and across both the legislative and regulatory regimes to ensure exemptions to the Hours of Service regulations remain in place for livestock haulers during the transition from paper to electronic logging.  >> Read More

Chronic Wasting Disease Monitoring

11/1/2017 9:25:00 AM
Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and moose, but as the disease continues to expand to the north, south and east of the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park officials believe it is only a matter of time before it is in Montana. CWD can also having an impact on cattle as well. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

U.S. Once Again Top Beef Exporter to South Korea

1/16/2018 7:30:00 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14 years after a U.S. outbreak of mad cow disease led to a ban on American beef and handed market leadership to rival Australia. >> Read More
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USDA, Grain, Feed and Cooperative Groups Want Fix to Avoid Market Distortion by Tax Code

1/15/2018 5:19:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) -- Intensity has heightened to find a legislative solution to new tax code benefits for farmer cooperatives under Section 199A which could direct agricultural sales away from private companies. >> Read More
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Alltech Hubbard Feeds Introduce New Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program

1/15/2018 2:03:00 PM

During the recent Range Beef Cow Symposium in Cheyenne and the Montana Stockgrowers Convention in Billings, the crew at Alltech Hubbard were busy visiting with ranchers about the importance of proper nutrition for their cattle this time of the year; especially those mother cows. And introducing cattlemen and cattlewomen to their new Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program.

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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More
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MDA Launches Mediation Program

1/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
Producers throughout Montana have a new tool in the belt when it comes to conflict resolution. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched its Agricultural Mediation Program and is currently seeking cases for mediation. >> Read More
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