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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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Wyoming State Ram Sale Results

9/13/2017 8:27:00 AM
The 89th Annual Wyoming State Ram Sale was held in Douglas at the state fairgrounds this week. Here are the unofficial sales results gathered after the sale.  >> Read More

American Lamb Exports on the Rise

8/25/2017 12:10:00 PM

Revenue from lamb exports increased 10 percent for the first half of 2017 (as compared to 2016) with total revenues reaching $9.6 million for exported American lamb according to an August report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. 

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American Sheep Industry Adds Billions to U.S. Economy

8/23/2017 6:27:00 AM
DENVER - The American Sheep Industry Association released its 2017 Economic Impact Study, showing that the nation's 88,000 sheep producers generated a total economic impact of $5.8 billion in 2016. With over $500 million in farm gate receipts for sheep and lambs, value added from processing, wool, and retail; the American sheep industry contributes over $2 billion directly to the U.S. economy, with a multiplier impact of nearly three times the initial investment. Through the commission of this study and periodic updates, Peter Orwick, Executive Director of the American Sheep Industry Association says the industry is better able to evaluate its role as a part of the larger agricultural economy. >> Read More

Court Upholds Wyoming Domestic Sheep Grazing

8/7/2017 5:57:00 AM
In a decision released Monday, July 31, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming released the opinion by Judge Alan B. Johnson upholding the portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest Plan that gave preference to domestic sheep allotments within the Encampment River herd of bighorn sheep.  >> Read More

Dept. of Livestock Waiving Some Requirements for Livestock Movement

8/1/2017 4:20:00 PM

Due to the extensive wildfires across the state, Governor Bullock, at our request, has issued an executive directive for Montana Department of Livestock to waive certain statutory requirements relative to livestock movement.


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U.S. Once Again Top Beef Exporter to South Korea

1/16/2018 7:30:00 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14 years after a U.S. outbreak of mad cow disease led to a ban on American beef and handed market leadership to rival Australia. >> Read More
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USDA, Grain, Feed and Cooperative Groups Want Fix to Avoid Market Distortion by Tax Code

1/15/2018 5:19:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) -- Intensity has heightened to find a legislative solution to new tax code benefits for farmer cooperatives under Section 199A which could direct agricultural sales away from private companies. >> Read More
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Alltech Hubbard Feeds Introduce New Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program

1/15/2018 2:03:00 PM

During the recent Range Beef Cow Symposium in Cheyenne and the Montana Stockgrowers Convention in Billings, the crew at Alltech Hubbard were busy visiting with ranchers about the importance of proper nutrition for their cattle this time of the year; especially those mother cows. And introducing cattlemen and cattlewomen to their new Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program.

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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More
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MDA Launches Mediation Program

1/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
Producers throughout Montana have a new tool in the belt when it comes to conflict resolution. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched its Agricultural Mediation Program and is currently seeking cases for mediation. >> Read More
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