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Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Raise the Risk of Retaliation Against U.S. Agriculture

3/1/2018 12:47:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are extremely disappointed in the decision announced today to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. We have repeatedly warned that the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy have serious potential consequences for agriculture. It is dismaying that the voices of farmers and many other industries were ignored in favor of an industry that is already among the most protected in the country.  >> Read More

Central Life Sciences, Meaningful Insect Control

2/28/2018 4:37:00 PM

At Central Life Sciences, meaningful insect control scientifically developed with an environmental focus and applied with purpose is the main objective. During the 2018 Commodity Classic Lane Nordlund spoke with Bob Johnston on the impact insects have on wheat crops in the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain West.

 

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Corteva Agriscience: New Name, Same Committment

2/28/2018 9:38:00 AM
WILMINGTON, Del.,  – The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP) today announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-'teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”. >> Read More

Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More

What's on Producers Mind's?

4/19/2017 8:30:00 AM
What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers in 2017?  What does the data say about the impact of ag industry mergers and farm consolidation on farm profits? The Voice of the Farmer (Download Full 72 Page Report) examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records. >> Read More

Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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USDA Forecasts Grain Prices Will Reach Bottom Next Year

2/20/2017 3:26:00 PM
Grain prices could reach a long-term bottom next year, according to USDA's long-range projections released Feb. 16:  >> Read More

Insight on Why Markets Haven't Imploded Following TPP, NAFTA Announcements

2/20/2017 2:57:00 PM
University experts answer "Why haven't the commodity markets tanked following the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and threats to re-do the NAFTA trade agreement?"  >> Read More

Anheuser-Busch, Miller Coors to Cut Montana Barley Contracts

1/26/2017 7:59:00 AM
Officials from the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee expect bid reductions to drop between 20 and 60 percent >> 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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