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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

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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Drought Relief Discount Announced by SweetPro & Agri-Best Feeds

7/26/2017 10:50:00 AM
SweetPro and Agri-Best Feeds have instituted a Drought Relief Discount of $80/ton on qualifying SweetPro orders delivered to ranches affected by the D2-D4 drought according to the U.S Drought Monitor – www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu .  The Drought Relief Discount is effective immediately and will continue on qualifying orders through the month of August. >> 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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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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