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Global Avian Influenza Surge

1/12/2018 7:16:00 AM
Different strains of avian influenza were found over the holiday season globally, according to two global health agencies that say the number of human infections appears to have decreased over time.  >> Read More

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

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

Online Payment Now Available for Livestock Per Capita Fees

11/10/2015 9:06:00 AM
Online payment now available for livestock per capita fees due November 30, new law changes next year’s schedule >> Read More

Groups Call on Restaurant Chains to Serve Antibiotic-Free Meat

9/16/2015 10:09:00 AM
Groups are calling on fast food restaurants to publicly limit the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry in items they sell on their menus. >> Read More

Subway Finally Caves on Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

8/31/2015 1:58:00 PM
After months of pressure, Subway officials said that they plan to switch their chicken supply to meat from animals raised without antibiotics by 2016. >> Read More

Resolution of COOL Likely to Drag On

5/21/2015 7:58:00 AM

The issue is not about imported meat coming from Canada, Mexico but the alleged discrimination of imported live animals that account for only 7.6% of U.S. beef slaughter.

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Mozart, mood lights may be the key to better chicken nuggets

5/18/2015 3:12:00 PM

The poultry industry is looking at alternative solutions to solve one of their biggest challenges: how to mass produce drug and hormone-free poultry at a reasonable price.  

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Iowa Dealing With Bird Deaths

5/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
Iowa is facing a crisis trying to destroy and dispose of roughly 23 million birds from poultry operations infected with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. >> Read More

Nation's Largest Seller of Chickens Eliminating Antibiotics

4/28/2015 10:37:00 AM

Tyson Foods is announcing today that it plans to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in its flocks by September 2017.

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Recent Ag News

Zinke Supports Reintroduction of Grizzlies in Washington State: Livestock Groups Respond

3/23/2018 1:30:00 PM
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018) - Today the Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), and Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) issued the following statements in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement in support of introducing Grizzly Bears in the Washington North Cascades:  >> Read More
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Montana Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate National Ag Week

3/22/2018 4:41:00 AM

National Ag Week recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

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ELD Delay and More: Omnibus Spending Bill

3/21/2018 9:06:00 PM
Electronic Logging Devices: The bill includes a provision that would grant livestock haulers an exemption from ELDs until September 30, 2018. >> Read More
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125 Years of Agriculture at Montana State University

3/21/2018 4:35:00 PM

The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station are proud to salute the university's agricultural community and partners across the state.

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Wyoming Ranchers Win Right to Be Heard to Defend Against Grizzly Bears Predation

3/20/2018 9:39:00 AM
DENVER, CO. Today, a federal judge agreed that Wyoming ranchers add an important voice to the discussion over how to deal with the rebounded grizzly bear population around Yellowstone National Park. For decades, ranchers such as Charles C. Price and Mary E. Thoman have dealt with the deadly and dangerous effects of the growing grizzly bear population in their backyards but will finally be able to join with the court in ensuring all parties know the true effects of the grizzly bear. Mr. Price and Ms. Thoman, and their fellow ranchers lose countless numbers of livestock due to grizzly bear kills every year. Mr. Price and other ranchers in the Upper Green River Valley lost 71 cattle to confirmed grizzly bear kills in 2017 alone. Ms. Thoman and her family have not only lost countless sheep to grizzly bear kills, but also one of the family’s shepherds was mauled by a female grizzly bear in 2010. Those trying to make an honest living in rural western Wyoming are forced to expend a vast amount of money to try to protect themselves, their employees, and their livelihoods from the unrestrained predation by the ever-growing grizzly bear population. >> Read More
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