A few afternoon thunderstorms remain a likelihood as we we kick off the work week.
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On Thursday July 11th, people from all walks of life had the opportunity to learn about Montana agriculture firsthand.
For years, the Montana Ag in the Classroom program has taught youth about the importance of farmers and ranchers.
The organic farmer has written a book to share the secrets to success and offer insight on value-added agriculture and the importance of nutritious food options for consumers.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest market basket survey shows the price of a 13-item basket for a traditional July 4th cookout for ten people is slightly higher than it was last year.
This past week, Superior Livestock Auction and Northern Livestock Video Auction held sales in Billings that featured nearly 50,000 head of cattle. The market was down about $10 compared to a year ago, however.
Pork producers met in Great Falls on Tuesday to discuss and prepare for animal health emergencies.
The agriculture sector is suffering from working capital that’s fallen to critically low levels, according to the forecasting firm Agricultural Economic Insights.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop progress numbers are out for Montana and the precipitation across much of the state has impacted the first part of the 2019 haying season.
The American Sheep Industry Association’s American Wool Council hosted a handful of special guests from the United States military when touring a Colorado range sheep operation this week.
Market transparency and true price discovery are two priorities of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), which recently took that message to the nation’s Capitol.
The USDA Risk Management Agency has announced that producers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year.
In trade news, Mexico has become the first nation to vote and ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. Yesterday, Mexico’s Senate voted 114 to 4 to pass the trade deal that will replace NAFTA.
Rich in both history and farmland, the Sun River Valley remains a vital part of the Central Montana landscape.
It’s summer convention time for Ag organizations across our region. Last week, the Montana Ag Network’s Lane Nordlund took in the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s summer meeting in Bozeman along with the Montana Stockgrowers Association mid-year meeting in Miles City.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is cutting the expected corn crop by over a billion bushels from the previous forecast and boosting corn price prospects along with soybean prices rising in sympathy.