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Lakes to be honored at 44th annual Ag Dinner Lakes to be honored at 44th annual Ag Dinner

Jack and Susan Lake, lifelong Montanans and area farmers, are being honored for their contributions to agriculture during the 44th annual Ag Appreciation Dinner on March 29.  Both Jack and Susan grew up working in the agricultural business.  Their love of Montana and the Mission Valley kept them here. Married in 1984, the couple has four daughters.   The family farm grows potatoes and grains as well as raising a few head of cattle. Potato crops are the backbone of their farm.  During World War II, the federal government asked the Lake Family to grow potatoes to support the war effort. So they grew potatoes on very small acreage parcels, which required heavy manu...

MSGA opens applications

News from MSGA HELENA — The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is accepting applications for its premier leadership program, the Montana Stockgrowers M Bar Academy. The 18-month leadership program, designed to grow and develop leadership skills for individuals active in Montana’s ranchi...

Beef prices increase, locals impacted Beef prices increase, locals impacted

LAKE COUNTY — Local cattle ranchers have noticed that beef prices are rising. How will changes in the market impact local farmers, ranchers, and consumers? The prices for beef and veal are up by 7.7% as well and uncooked ground beef is up by 5.5% with the rest of beef products being up in price as w...

Where’s the beef ... coming from? Where’s the beef ... coming from?

News from U.S Senate U.S. SENATE — The U.S. Senate recently passed a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution authored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would overturn the Biden Administration’s decision to lift a long-standing ban on beef import...

MSU Extension to co-host Montana Nutrition Conference, Livestock Forum

News from the MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension and the Montana Feed Association will co-host the annual Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17, at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman, 1325 N. Seventh Ave. ...

CSA programs connect community to locally grown foods CSA programs connect community to locally grown foods

MISSION VALLEY — Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program offered by The Western Montana Growers Cooperative that connects community members to fresh, locally grown foods. Program participants purchase small or large shares of fruits and vegetables harvested and delivered weekly to various...

406 Grazing Academy, Montana Range Tour open for registration

News from Rangeland Resource Program HELENA — Join us June 11-13, 2024, in Miles City, for the 406 Grazing Academy; a three-day hands-on workshop for ranchers wanting to sharpen their skills for solving grazing management challenges on their ranch. The event will feature a field day, educational s...

Governor kicks-off Montana Ag Week with 4-H kids Governor kicks-off Montana Ag Week with 4-H kids

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BUTTE — On March 18, Governor Gianforte visited with Silver Bow County 4-H members to kick off Montana Agriculture Week and hear from young Montanans on how the program has impacted their lives. “Montana 4-H has earned a well-deserved reputation ...

Ranch dogs hold important jobs Ranch dogs hold important jobs

POLSON — Ranch dogs are often essential to daily operations for livestock owners. Out at Sierra Farms in Polson, Sasha and CB, who wear a fluffy coat of hair common to the Great Pyrenees breed, aren’t just family pets, they’re valued team members. Sasha and CB are a Great Pyrenees, An...

Young farmers, ranchers excel at national conference in Nebraska

News from the MT Farm Bureau Federation BOZEMAN — The American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference brought together more than 900 young farmers and ranchers from across the country to learn, share and grow together to build a stronger Farm Bureau. Eighteen Montana Farm Bureau YF&am...


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