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Trump's Rural Broadband Pledge Underway

1/17/2018 9:31:00 AM

During President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention last week in Nashville, he committed to enhancing access to rural broadband.  After his address, President Trump signed two executive orders in regards to rural broadband internet to speed up the building of infrastructure to provide reliable broadband in the countryside.

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Changing the Game: Farmers Business Network

1/16/2018 12:36:00 PM
The Farmers Business  Network came about when farmers wanted to develop an independent, unbiased, and objective farmer-driven information source — no marketing fluff, just the facts on raw performance. They knew that if they could share their agronomic precision data with one another, they could all make better decisions on seeds and agronomics. >> Read More

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

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

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

Trump Addresses Values at American Farm Bureau Convention

1/12/2018 6:10:00 AM
Farmers and ranchers attending the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention this week in Nashville were treated to an address from President Donald Trump. >> Read More

Canada Launches WTO Trade Disputes Against U.S.

1/11/2018 8:30:00 AM
Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States that challenges the United States use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties. Canada appeared to be mounting a case on behalf of the rest of the world, since it cited almost 200 examples of alleged U.S. wrongdoing, almost all of them concerning other trading partners, such as China, India, Brazil and the European Union, according to Reuters.  >> Read More

Canadian Minister of Agriculture: Trade and NAFTA are Essential to Prosperity

1/10/2018 5:00:00 PM
Trade relationships are the foundation for creating economic prosperity between nations, the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, said at the opening session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville. >> Read More

American Farm Bureau Federation Convention Coverage from Nashville

1/7/2018 7:13:00 PM

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 208 Convention & IDEAg Trade Show is underway in Nashville, TN. The Northern Ag Network's Lane Nordlund is there and brings us the latest.

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Big Equipment Will Rebuild After Fire

1/5/2018 5:00:00 AM

On Christmas Eve, a devastating fire may have destroyed the physical presence of Big Equipment-home of the famous Big Bud tractor-in Havre, MT but certainly not that of its owner and employees.

 

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Recent Ag News

Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More
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Trump's Rural Broadband Pledge Underway

1/17/2018 9:31:00 AM

During President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention last week in Nashville, he committed to enhancing access to rural broadband.  After his address, President Trump signed two executive orders in regards to rural broadband internet to speed up the building of infrastructure to provide reliable broadband in the countryside.

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MONTANA GRAZING LANDS EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE

1/17/2018 6:40:00 AM

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events throughout the year and support partners and organizations with an interest in the conservation, education, and awareness of grazing lands and natural resources in Montana.

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Changing the Game: Farmers Business Network

1/16/2018 12:36:00 PM
The Farmers Business  Network came about when farmers wanted to develop an independent, unbiased, and objective farmer-driven information source — no marketing fluff, just the facts on raw performance. They knew that if they could share their agronomic precision data with one another, they could all make better decisions on seeds and agronomics. >> Read More
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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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