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One headline in the Salt Lake Tribune has stirred up the agricultural community across the West. It proclaims that hamburgers and cows are the culprits behind the droughts, and by eating fewer burgers, Americans could save the environment. Sound familiar? Last spring Ireland made international headlines with...

Congressional action urged on competition in agriculture marketplace

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently questioned experts during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, pushing for solutions to decreased competition in agricultural markets, and the need for solutions that protect family farm agriculture. Tester beg...

USDA and FarmRaise offer online tools

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today unveiled a new, online Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) Decision Tool and farm loan resources available to agricultural producers and cooperators who help producers access USDA disaster assistance, farm loans and other federa...

MSU Extension agents recognized

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Program, or PEP, has recognized two MSU Extension agents for their exceptional efforts educating agricultural producers, land managers and pesticide applicators across the state and promoting the proper use ...

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...

Farm Bureau members share thoughts on national convention Farm Bureau members share thoughts on national convention

News from MT Farm Bureau Federation SALT LAKE CITY — Thirty-five Montana Farm Bureau members experienced the venerable 105th American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 19-24 in Salt Lake City. During the meeting of the country’s largest agricultural organization with the theme “New Frontiers...

Briefs for Jan. 3, 2024

Farmers can enroll for 2024 crop year  News from USDA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that agricultural producers can enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s    Governor Gianforte appoints locals News from the office of Go...

Montana FFA youth compete well at national convention

By Jim Rose, Montana State FFA Advisor INDIANAPOLIS — Montana FFA members recently returned from participation at the National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, IN. Approximately 600 Montana students attended the convention where they engaged in competitions, leadership workshops, tour...

$26M secured to improve forecasting MT drought, flooding

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As a part of his continued work to ensure Montana communities are prepared for extreme flooding and drought, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $26,000,000 in funding from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to support soil moisture...

$14M secured to strengthen MT’s energy grid

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate —U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today he secured more than $14 million to strengthen Montana’s energy grid against wildfires and extreme weather events. This funding comes from the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants program w...


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