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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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Science Matters to 4-H and Bayer

11/16/2017 8:21:00 AM
Bayer and National 4‑H Council amplified their commitment to the future of our rapidly expanding global population by launching a new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators, starting now. The two organizations announced today a nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, which will address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in thousands of youth in urban and rural areas across the country. >> Read More

Ag Coalition Takes Action Against California’s Flawed Classification of Environmentally-Safe Herbicide

11/15/2017 8:09:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) – Agriculture groups from across the country today joined forces to file a lawsuit in federal court against the State of California for ignoring science and conclusions from regulatory bodies around the world in a fundamentally flawed regulatory classification of Glyphosate, an environmentally-safe and widely-used herbicide. The coalition’s case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. >> Read More

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

Mexican Beer Makers Love Montana Barley

11/10/2017 1:31:00 PM
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products, including ethanol and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. >> Read More

China/Montana Beef Trade Deal Struck

11/8/2017 9:56:00 AM
U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Stockgrowers Association have helped secure an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and Montana ranchers the with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. >> Read More

Stoner to Lead Wheat Growers at Critical Time

10/31/2017 2:15:00 PM

This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director. 

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NAWG President Resigns, Montana Farmer to Retake Role

10/30/2017 8:25:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) – NAWG is officially announcing the resignation of former NAWG President and Sharon Springs, KS farmer David Schemm. David has resigned his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.   >> Read More

Rancher Informs Congress About Sage Grouse Management

10/25/2017 2:29:00 PM
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) – Today Dr. J.J. Goicoechea testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on behalf of the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Eureka County Nevada advocating for federal sage grouse policy to conform to ongoing state management plans. The oversight hearing was held following the recent review ordered by the Department of the Interior of 2015 federal sage grouse plan amendments and an open comment period. >> Read More

What is GIPSA?

10/17/2017 5:38:00 PM
OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA is set to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, according to a notice set for publication in the Federal Register on Wednesday. >> Read More
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United States Cattle on Feed Up 6 Percent

11/19/2017 11:00:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on November 1, 2017. The inventory was 6 percent above November 1, 2016. >> Read More
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Tax Expert Offers Pro's and Con's of New Tax Legislation

11/17/2017 5:14:00 AM
The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill. The bill passed with a 227-to-205 vote. Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. >> Read More
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An Open Letter to Buyers, Producers, Reps and Brokers about the ELD Mandate

11/16/2017 4:49:00 PM
Over the last 5 years the transportation world has lobbied and protested a mandate that will turn the world as we know it upside down.  >> Read More
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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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NE Montana Equipment Dealer Changing Ownership

11/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
After 53 years of service to Northeast Montana, Farm Equipment Sales has announced that a letter of intent to sell has been signed with C&B Operations, LLC, headquartered in Gettysburg, S.D. >> Read More
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