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Livestock Industry Pleased with Trump's Pardon of Oregon Ranchers

7/11/2018 8:34:00 PM
This week in many the U.S. ranching industry is celebrating after President Trump’s pardon of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Hammond’s were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fire to public lands after a prescribed burn on their private land moved onto BLM land. >> Read More

MWBC Directors Selected to Lead National Grower Organizations

7/11/2018 5:21:00 PM
Great Falls, Mont.— Montana farmers now have a larger voice on the national stage, as two Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) members have been selected to lead national grower organizations. Chris Kolstad, of Ledger, was selected as Chairman of U.S. Wheat Associatesfor the upcoming year, while Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson will serve as Vice President of the National Barley Growers Association. >> Read More

Endangered Species Act Reform Unveiled

7/11/2018 3:00:00 PM
Environmental and conservation groups tout the Endangered Species Act as a success, while opponents of the law point to a low species recovery rate and added restrictions to landowners as reasons to reform the law. A U.S. senator has unveiled legislation to do just that. >> Read More

Trump Administration Announces Another $200 Billion in China Tariffs

7/11/2018 8:05:00 AM
The White House on Tuesday said it would assess 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese goods, but they won't take effect for at least two months, giving time for public comment. >> Read More

Is Preconditioning Right for Your Operation?

7/11/2018 7:00:00 AM

Preconditioning calves at weaning can improve calf health and calf value.

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Senate Passes Farm Bill

12/11/2018 4:15:00 PM
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference report. >> Read More
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Montana Stockgrowers on U.S. Beef Heading to Morocco

12/11/2018 8:40:00 AM
Last week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. The deal would be worth $80 Million Dollars for the U.S. Beef industry.  2018 is the first year that U.S. beef exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA). >> Read More
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House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report

12/11/2018 7:47:00 AM

Conferees for the 2018 farm bill filed their report Monday night, which paves the way for a House vote on the bill later this week.

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Ranchers Work to Improve Environment

12/11/2018 7:08:00 AM

Recently, some Montana ranchers traveled to Reno, Nevada to attend the 7th National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference (NGLCC). The event gave ranchers and researchers the opportunity to share and gain knowledge to improve the environment and their family businesses.


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ASI Educates Brands on Benefits of American Wool

12/11/2018 6:25:00 AM
The American Sheep Industry Association found it necessary to educate two different clothing brands in recent weeks about the benefits of all-natural American wool. >> Read More
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