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Australian Wool's EMI Tops 2,000 for First Time

6/4/2018 3:04:00 PM
The meteoric rise of the Australian Wool Market continued in Week 48. In what has almost become the norm in recent times, prices were again driven sharply upward. Quantities continue to decline as the season heads into the traditional quiet time of year, forcing buyers to work hard to secure their share of the reduced offering.  >> 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

USCA Petition for Rulemaking on "Fake Meat" Under Consideration

3/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
(WASHINGTON) – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted for public comment the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) petition for rulemaking on the definitions of “beef” and “meat”. The deadline for letters of support is April 10th. >> Read More

How to Prevent Blackleg in your Herd

2/20/2018 12:36:00 PM
Ranchers understand how important it is to keep the health of their cattle herd in tip top shape. Recently, Lane Nordlund spoke with John Davidson DVM with Boehringer Ingelheim on what blackleg is, how it affects your cattle and what you can do to prevent it. >> Read More

NCBA Ramps Up "Fake Meat" Advocacy Efforts As Members Pass Official Policy in Phoenix

2/9/2018 8:38:00 AM
Fresh off the release of NCBA's 2018 Policy Priorities, members in Phoenix passed official policy designed to protect consumers and the beef industry from fake meat and misleading labels. The resolution will inform advocacy efforts as NCBA ramps up the fight against imitation meat and franken-foods inside the Beltway. >> Read More

CattleFax Predicts Large Supply and Strong Demand in 2018

2/1/2018 7:50:00 AM
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (February 1, 2018) – CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary during the popular CattleFax Outlook Session at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good highlighted the industry’s profitability during 2017 and said the trend looks to continue into 2018. >> Read More

BLM AND FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCE 2018 GRAZING FEES

1/31/2018 8:42:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal grazing fee for 2018 will be $1.41 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.41 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service.  The 2017 public land grazing fee was $1.87. >> Read More

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Coverage

1/31/2018 7:40:00 AM
The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is currently underway in Phoneix, AZ. Northern Ag Networks Lane Nordlund and Russell Nemetz are attending this years event.  >> Read More

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo to the Custer-Gallatin….

1/18/2018 4:03:00 PM

By Chris Skorupa, Bridger, Montana; Rancher/Owner & Manager, Beartooth Fertilizer, Member of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo, the Greater Sage-Grouse makes its home in Montana’s National Forests for its unparalleled habitat conditions. As a species that has faced the label of a “threatened and endangered” species before, the sage grouse has emerged from that conversation as a success story for what can happen when ranchers, landowners, sportsmen, conservationists and federal government officials work together towards a common goal. As a result of these private-public relationships, the sage-grouse avoided being listed as threatened or endangered in 2015.

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Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More
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AEM Mid-Year Equipment Sales Data Released

7/20/2018 5:12:00 AM

U.S. sales of tractors and combines remained positive at the mid-year mark, with all machine categories in the plus column, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Daines Calls Foul: 400 Days and Counting for Trump Nominees Critical to the West

7/19/2018 1:17:00 PM

Daines: "A fully staffed administration is essential to implementing the objectives of responsible energy and..."

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Endangered Species Act Reform: Wyoming Leads the Charge

7/19/2018 8:41:00 AM

Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.


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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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