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RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will celebrate local farmers and ranchers with their 43rd annual Agriculture Appreciation Dinner on March 24. This year’s event will honor Jack Stivers of the MSU Agriculture Extension Office in Lake County. Following 32 years of service as an extension agent, Stivers retired Feb. 15. Ronan Chamber member, Katie Jo Elliott, said Stivers has been a huge force behind the appreciation dinner in prior years. “We thought it would be a really awesome thing to thank him for all his service to the community,” Elliott explained. “We’re honoring him as an advocate for agriculture in the community, and for all his hard work i...


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Funding will expand meat and poultry processing in Montana  and comes from Tester’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) News from the office of Senator Tester Big Sandy — U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $9,752,250 for Bear Paw Development to finance expanded meat and poultry processing...


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News from the office of Matt Rosendale WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 14, Congressmen Matt Rosendale (MT-02) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) introduced the USA Beef Act to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to ensure that beef labeled “Product of the U.S.A.” is exclusively born, raised, and slau...


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MONTANA — On Jan. 31 of this year, the Montana Department of Livestock recommended all equine events and rodeos be cancelled in Flathead County due to an outbreak of a severe equine illness.  Equine herpesvirus, myeloencephalopathy (EHM), is the neurological form of the equine herpesvirus disea...


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MONTANA — On Jan. 31 of this year, the Montana Department of Livestock recommended all equine events and rodeos be cancelled in Flathead County due to an outbreak of a severe equine illness.  Equine herpesvirus, myeloencephalopathy (EHM), is the neurological form of the equine herpesvirus disea...


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News from Montana Farmers Union MONTANA — A new tractor repair MOU hasn’t changed the fact that farmers and ranchers do not have the ability to fully repair their own equipment. The most recent MOU was announced by American Farm Bureau Federation and CNH Industrial and comes on the heels ...


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LAKE COUNTY — In the wake of the national egg shortage, which has seen national providers across the board lose flocks of chickens to avian influenza, local egg providers have been rising to the challenge to meet increasing egg demand.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Unite...


Department of Livestock recommends cancellation of Flathead County equine events

News from the MT Department of Livestock HELENA — Following multiple confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Flathead County, the Montana Department of Livestock recommended that horse owners and event coordinators in the Flathead Valley limit travel and cancel events th...


Additional assistance for dairy producers announced

News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the details of additional assistance for dairy producers, including a second round of payments through the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP) and a new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Pro...


NRCS accepting applications for the Community Agriculture Initiative

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Community Agriculture Initiative. This initiative supports the conservation efforts of Montana’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners from small acreage to large. NRCS accept...


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