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Montana Now has an Accredited Vet Tech Program

5/9/2017 1:19:00 PM
ima Medical Institute is proud to announce the recent programmatic accreditation of its Veterinary Technician program in Dillon, Montana, which is offered in collaboration with the University of Montana Western. It is the only accredited veterinary technician program offered in the state of Montana.  >> Read More

2016 Symbol of Excellence Winners Announced at MPPC’s Annual Meeting

2/2/2017 2:04:00 PM

A total of 1,620 hogs from around Montana were entered into the contest with 255 hogs qualifying for Symbol of Excellence.

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Nation's Bacon Reserves Hit 50-Year Low

2/1/2017 11:41:00 AM
In December 2016, frozen pork belly inventory totaled 17.8 million pounds, the lowest level since 1957, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read More

Cargill Study Shows What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennial Consumers

1/27/2017 8:06:00 AM
As consumer demand for pork remains high, millennial consumers say that what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits >> Read More

Pork Producers Council: Another "Midnight" Regulation Dumped on Farmers

1/19/2017 9:31:00 AM

According to the National Pork Producers Council, the Obama administration is issuing a regulation that adds unnecessary animal welfare standards to the nation's organic food production law. 

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GIPSA Contracting Rules Create New Controversy

12/16/2016 10:16:00 AM
Earlier this week, GIPSA announced changes in contracting rules that are attracting a storm of controversy. >> Read More

Rabobank: Supply-driven Global Meat Markets to Put Pressure on Prices

12/12/2016 1:57:00 PM
Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to a new report from Rabobank >> Read More

U.S. Pig Farmers Celebrate Progress on Antibiotic Stewardship

11/14/2016 2:00:00 PM
Pork Industry Collaborates in Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Outreach >> Read More

Continued Growth in Meat Supply Hurts Livestock Prices

9/9/2016 12:03:00 PM
The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. >> Read More

MSU Buys Pigs From Local 4-H Youth to Feed University Students

9/7/2016 3:20:00 PM
For the first time, Montana State University has purchased local 4-H pigs to feed MSU students who eat in the university’s award-winning Miller Dining Commons. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

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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