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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

Planted Wheat Acreage Lowest Since 1909

1/13/2017 8:10:00 AM
Randy Martinson, an analyst with Martinson Ag Risk Management said the drop in wheat acres was also larger than expected.  >> Read More

USTR Brings New Charges Against China Over Imports for Corn, Wheat, Rice

12/16/2016 10:02:00 AM
The case comes as the U.S. has also separately asked the WTO to settle a dispute over the U.S. contention that China has paid nearly $100 billion in domestic support for Chinese crops.   >> Read More

Planting Wheat Like It’s 1970

12/6/2016 1:22:00 PM
What else happened in 1970? This was the last year that U.S. farmers planted fewer than 49 million acres of wheat. That is, until 2017. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

Public Lands Stewards Recognized by BLM at PLC Meeting

9/22/2017 1:57:00 PM
 
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (September 22, 2017) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today, announced three 2017 Rangeland Stewardship Award recipients at the Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting in Flagstaff, Ariz. Recipients included Utah rancher, Bill Kennedy, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and The Stewardship Alliance of Northeastern Elko County.
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Outcome Based Grazing Allows Flexible Livestock Management on Public Land

9/22/2017 10:26:00 AM
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2017) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today launched a demonstration program allowing stakeholders in the grazing community an opportunity to achieve rangeland health goals on public land while allowing greater flexibility in livestock management decisions. The program focuses on responsive outcome based grazing on public lands. >> Read More
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Montana Towns

9/21/2017 4:52:00 PM

Montana Towns circa 1920.

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From Space Cowboy to Montana Rancher

9/21/2017 5:00:00 AM

As Commander of Apollo 8, NASA astronaut Frank Borman along with fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the moon. Now 49 years later, Frank has traded in his astronaut suit for cowboy boots as a Montana rancher.

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Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More
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