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Montana Dairy Farmers Concerned About Proposed Milk Labeling Changes

1/31/2017 3:10:00 PM

Montana's dairy industry is concerned that a newly proposed bill will be damaging to Montana milk producers, and misleading to consumers.

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BLM and Forest Service Announce 2017 Grazing Fee

1/31/2017 2:07:00 PM
The figure is calculated according to three factors – current private grazing land lease rates, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production.  >> Read More

NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in Nashville

1/31/2017 1:54:00 PM

The airing of the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show episode in early February will mark the tenth anniversary of NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen

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*DEADLINE EXTENDED* MDA seeks applications for Beef Genetics Trade Mission

1/31/2017 12:58:00 PM
The MT Dept of Agriculture is seeking applications from producers interested in attending the World Angus Forum on June 20-July 2, 2017, as part of a beef genetics trade delegation.   >> Read More

The Fight to End Breast Cancer: NCBA Trade Show

1/31/2017 10:32:00 AM
Cattlemen and Cattlewomen from across the U.S. have the chance to not only learn and advocate for the livestock industry. But, they have the opportunity to help battle breast cancer.  >> Read More

Recent Ag News

Zinke Supports Reintroduction of Grizzlies in Washington State: Livestock Groups Respond

3/23/2018 1:30:00 PM
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018) - Today the Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), and Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) issued the following statements in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement in support of introducing Grizzly Bears in the Washington North Cascades:  >> Read More
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Montana Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate National Ag Week

3/22/2018 4:41:00 AM

National Ag Week recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

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ELD Delay and More: Omnibus Spending Bill

3/21/2018 9:06:00 PM
Electronic Logging Devices: The bill includes a provision that would grant livestock haulers an exemption from ELDs until September 30, 2018. >> Read More
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125 Years of Agriculture at Montana State University

3/21/2018 4:35:00 PM

The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station are proud to salute the university's agricultural community and partners across the state.

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Wyoming Ranchers Win Right to Be Heard to Defend Against Grizzly Bears Predation

3/20/2018 9:39:00 AM
DENVER, CO. Today, a federal judge agreed that Wyoming ranchers add an important voice to the discussion over how to deal with the rebounded grizzly bear population around Yellowstone National Park. For decades, ranchers such as Charles C. Price and Mary E. Thoman have dealt with the deadly and dangerous effects of the growing grizzly bear population in their backyards but will finally be able to join with the court in ensuring all parties know the true effects of the grizzly bear. Mr. Price and Ms. Thoman, and their fellow ranchers lose countless numbers of livestock due to grizzly bear kills every year. Mr. Price and other ranchers in the Upper Green River Valley lost 71 cattle to confirmed grizzly bear kills in 2017 alone. Ms. Thoman and her family have not only lost countless sheep to grizzly bear kills, but also one of the family’s shepherds was mauled by a female grizzly bear in 2010. Those trying to make an honest living in rural western Wyoming are forced to expend a vast amount of money to try to protect themselves, their employees, and their livelihoods from the unrestrained predation by the ever-growing grizzly bear population. >> Read More
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