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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

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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