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MT Food for Montana Schools events connect producers, schools

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A pair of events this fall will help incorporate local food into Montana students’ meals by connecting producers with schools. The events, called Montana Food for Montana Schools, will be held Sept. 28 in Great Falls at the University of Providence and on O...

Farm & Ranch

The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the 2023 Legislature. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms, and has worked more than 100 years on behalf of Montana farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The...

Farm & Ranch

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 ag...

Farm & Ranch Farm & Ranch

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 ...

Date set for climate-smart agriculture funding

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. The funding for this current cycle comes through the...

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...

MFU scholarships available

News from Montana Farmers Union GREAT FALLS — Applications are now open for several Montana Farmers Union scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 each. The annual scholarships are offered through MFU as part of the organization’s commitment to education and include the Bud Daniels Memori...

Fertilizer prices double in 1 year

Farmers and ranchers have always been at the mercy of market volatility and weather, but 2022 could be one for the record books.  While the annual inflation rate hit 7.9% across the board for American families in February, some costs for farms and ranches have skyrocketed far beyond that.  &l...

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