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U.S. Lamb Heads to Japan

7/13/2018 2:23:00 PM

U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.

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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

Superior Farms Secures USDA Approval for Industry’s First Camera Grading Technology

2/7/2018 8:23:00 AM
February 6th, 2018 (Sacramento, CA) – Superior Farms, North America’s largest lamb processor, announced that it has received approval from the USDA to begin grading carcasses with the VSS2000 System camera (Electronic Grading), the first digital camera to be approved for use in the US lamb industry. The new digital camera was installed in October 2015, and Superior Farms has worked hand-in-hand with the USDA to secure approval since then. >> 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

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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Public Lands Council Offers Solution to Cure Patagonia Shame

1/11/2018 8:02:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Jan. 11, 2018) - Today the Public Lands Council launched a new campaign to support rural communities and raise awareness of critical facts in the national monuments debate. The move responds to the profit-driven marketing efforts of multinational retail corporation Patagonia, which promoted false claims about national monuments in the wake of the recent decision to appropriately scale Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante. The PLC campaign features the distribution of iron-on clothing patches designed to cover the logo on Patagonia merchandise and cure “Patagonia Shame.” >> Read More

FFA Member Sets Sights on Sheep Industry

12/4/2017 9:43:00 AM
Caroline Roeder is a Junior at Chouteau High School and has set her sights on a career in the sheep industry. With the support of her family, 4-H, and FFA, Caroline has all the ingredients to be successful in the sheep ranching business.  >> Read More

MSU Displays Commitment to Montana Wool Growers

12/1/2017 1:54:00 PM
For 134 years the Montana Wool Growers Association has been a voice for the states sheep producers. Over the last century, the issues impacting the industry may have changed, but the commitment to enhancing the sheep industry has remained the same.  >> Read More

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

2017 Montana Ram Sale Results

9/16/2017 3:46:00 PM

The 92nd Annual Montana Ram Sale and 4th Annual Montana Ewe sale was held in Miles City.


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Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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Who Gets Control of "Fake-Meat"?

7/14/2018 7:00:00 AM

The FDA held a hearing about lab-grown meats but it's a gray area over who has control.

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U.S. Lamb Heads to Japan

7/13/2018 2:23:00 PM

U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.

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Legal Advocates for Agriculture: Mountain States Legal Foundation

7/13/2018 8:08:00 AM
Many factors determine the success of farmers and ranchers. Whether it be the weather, agriculture markets or decisions from the State and Federal Government. What happens when farmers and ranchers become entangled in litigation and courtroom battles? Many seek help from agriculture associations that they are members of and also legal advocates. The Mountain States Legal Foundation is one group that takes on cases for hardworking agriculturists in the West. >> Read More
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UW Proceeds with "The World Needs More Cowboys" Campaign

7/13/2018 7:49:00 AM
The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a new marketing campaign intended to help grow its enrollment and raise its national and international profile, with a primary campaign tagline of “The World Needs More Cowboys.” >> Read More
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