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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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U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales up in July

8/15/2018 1:15:00 PM
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in July 2018, were up 13% compared to the same month last year. >> Read More
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Beef Checkoff Lawsuit Heating Up

8/15/2018 6:07:00 AM
The lawsuit involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and it's Beef Checkoff Program is starting to heat up with both sides of the issue standing firm to their convictions about the mandatory program. >> Read More
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Northwest Farm Credit Services Names Montanans to New Leadership Roles

8/13/2018 12:56:00 PM

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company. Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President.

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What the Hay: Montana Bale Trail

8/13/2018 11:53:00 AM

The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest.  This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. This years event will be held on September 9th. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures.  People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances in Hobson and Windham, beginning at 8 a.m.  Live ballot voting ends at 5 p.m.


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MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

8/13/2018 7:54:00 AM

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 18 in Havre; September 19 in Great Falls; September 20 in Bozeman; and September 21 in Columbus.  The annual events have collected more than 586,860 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994. 


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