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Hurricane Harvey Devastates Ranchers

8/29/2017 11:42:00 AM
Livestock producers have worked around the clock to move livestock from the storms flood waters. At this time, the cattle that have survived the storm and the flooding have made it to higher ground. But, with salt water mixing with fresh flood water the cattle are left with undrinkable brackish water. Ranchers are looking for multiple resources to water and feed their stranded livestock. Rebuilding what has been lost in the storm will be the next struggle.  >> Read More

Trade Important to Beef Producers

8/23/2017 9:42:00 AM
Montana Stockgrowers Association Executive Vice President Errol Rice on the importance of trade and other issues impacting Montana livestock producers. >> Read More

2017 Wyoming Hay Show Results

8/15/2017 5:07:00 PM
On Tuesday August 15th, the Wyoming State Hay Show Judging was held during the State Fair in Douglas. This year a new format and restructuring of hay classes for the Wyoming State Fair Hay show was a great success according the Scott Keith the Hay Show Superintendent. With 40 hay entries this year, it is a brand-new show. >> Read More

Spring Wheat Harvest in the Gallatin Valley

8/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
On Monday, the latest weekly USDA crop progress report was released and once again the report remains bullish for spring wheat. Across the nation, 40% of spring wheat was harvested, down from 45% a year ago, but above the five-year average of 35% harvested. 33% of spring wheat was rated good-to-excellent, up 1 percentage point from 32% the previous week. Also 97% of winter wheat had been harvested as of Sunday. For Montana specially, 92% of the winter wheat is in the bin while 39% of the spring wheat crop has been harvested and 57% of the barley crop has been cut as well. >> Read More

Drought Workshops for Ranchers

8/15/2017 10:37:00 AM
As the drought worsens across the region, drought management for livestock producers is very important on many levels. Recently, MSU's Dr. Rachel Endecott joined Northern Ag Network to discuss tips producers can follow in times of drought. Click play on the link below to listen! >> Read More

Capturing the West on Canvas

8/10/2017 9:15:00 AM
The image of the west and the ranching lifestyle has been shared with audiences across the world by artists like Charlie Russell and Fredrick Remington.  And today, our networks Lane Nordlund shares this story about an up and coming artist who is preserving the western heritage on canvas for a new generation to enjoy. 

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Proposed Restriction of Imports of Mexican Cattle To Montana

8/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
The Montana Department of Livestock is proposing an amendment to an existing state law regarding the importation of cattle from Mexico. Concern over Bovine Tuberculosis was raised during the 2017 Montana Legislature over TB cases found in herds in South Dakota and Canada. Those positive TB cases not only caused huge economic loss and stress for producers and communities but witnessed the disposal of cattle herds and lengthy quarantines of ranches for months on end.  The legislature ran out of time to address the issue before the session ended. >> Read More

Sheep Industry Advocates for Market Access

7/21/2017 12:11:00 PM
ASI is working to ensure that foreign market development opportunities are available for U.S. producers to market their lamb and wool on an international level. >> Read More

Hay Hotline

7/21/2017 12:01:00 PM
The Hay Hotline is offered by the Montana Department of Agriculture as a service to the agricultural industry. Producers may list hay for sale and pasture available. >> Read More
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Public Lands Stewards Recognized by BLM at PLC Meeting

9/22/2017 1:57:00 PM
 
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (September 22, 2017) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today, announced three 2017 Rangeland Stewardship Award recipients at the Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting in Flagstaff, Ariz. Recipients included Utah rancher, Bill Kennedy, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and The Stewardship Alliance of Northeastern Elko County.
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Outcome Based Grazing Allows Flexible Livestock Management on Public Land

9/22/2017 10:26:00 AM
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2017) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today launched a demonstration program allowing stakeholders in the grazing community an opportunity to achieve rangeland health goals on public land while allowing greater flexibility in livestock management decisions. The program focuses on responsive outcome based grazing on public lands. >> Read More
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Montana Towns

9/21/2017 4:52:00 PM

Montana Towns circa 1920.

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From Space Cowboy to Montana Rancher

9/21/2017 5:00:00 AM

As Commander of Apollo 8, NASA astronaut Frank Borman along with fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the moon. Now 49 years later, Frank has traded in his astronaut suit for cowboy boots as a Montana rancher.

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Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More
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