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Endangered Species Act Reform: Wyoming Leads the Charge

7/19/2018 8:41:00 AM

Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.


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Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/17/2018 8:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving species conservation targets. >> Read More

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

Chilean Ranchers in Big Sky Country

6/27/2018 12:45:00 PM

Recently, ranchers and the Montana Department of Agriculture hosted an agriculture trade mission for ranchers and geneticists from Chile. The purpose of the event was to promote cattle genetics and breeds that are developed in Big Sky Country to the world. Click play to watch Lane Nordlund's report on the visit. 

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Montana Stockgrowers Midyear Heads to Dillon

6/15/2018 8:01:00 AM

Ranchers from across Montana have gathered in Dillon for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's  Midyear Meeting.
Lane Nordlund reports from the event along with its highlights. 

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Cattle Groups Applaud Introduction of Livestock Hauling Bill

5/25/2018 8:19:00 AM
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as well as the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, were both pleased with the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act on Wednesday. >> Read More

Wheat Growers Find Success with WestBred

5/2/2018 3:01:00 PM
The winners were just announced for the 2017 National Wheat Yield Contest. 22 of them are WestBred growers. Lane Nordlund caught up with one of those growers and discussed how Westbred wheat is changing the game.  >> Read More

Montana FFA State Officers Ready for Year of Leadership

4/30/2018 8:26:00 AM
Each spring a new batch of FFA State Officers are selected to lead the Montana FFA Association. Eight outstanding from across Montana are ready to lead and raise awareness for agriculture education.  >> Read More

Farm Bureau Leaders Talk with Gianforte

3/27/2018 3:23:00 PM
Recently, Montana Farm Bureau leaders hosted a roundtable with Congressman Greg Gianforte to discuss issues impacting agriculture. One of the top concerns for farmers and ranchers is the status of President Trump's renegotiation of the Northern American Free Trade Agreement. Gianforte told the farmers and ranchers that renegotiating a trade pact is no easy task. >> Read More
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AEM Mid-Year Equipment Sales Data Released

7/20/2018 5:12:00 AM

U.S. sales of tractors and combines remained positive at the mid-year mark, with all machine categories in the plus column, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Daines Calls Foul: 400 Days and Counting for Trump Nominees Critical to the West

7/19/2018 1:17:00 PM

Daines: "A fully staffed administration is essential to implementing the objectives of responsible energy and..."

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Endangered Species Act Reform: Wyoming Leads the Charge

7/19/2018 8:41:00 AM

Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.


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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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