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Holt Gets Name On Montana Range Days Top Hand Trophy

On June 22, 2022, in Shelby, Mont., Zora Rose Holt of Hinsdale, Mont., became the 45th person to get her name engraved on the Montana Range Days Top Hand Trophy. To the best of our knowledge, she is...

 
 AG    February 1, 2023 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Jan. 26, shows 162 cattle sold. Light run for the last sale of January. The cow market seems to have turned the corner. Cows this week selling $5 to $10 higher. Utility and commercial cows brought in...

 
 AG    February 1, 2023 

$256,870 Donated For Montana Class C Schools' Shot Clocks

AgWest Farm Credit donated $256,870 for shot clocks of Class C Montana schools following a new rule voted on last year by the Montana High School Association requiring all Montana schools to implement 35-second shot clocks for the 2022-2023...

 

Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

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 FSA Program Dates/Deadlines USDA

USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt. Jan. 30, 2023: Deadline to...

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Jan. 19, shows 888 cattle sold. Cows steady, bulls steady on seven head test and feeders steady to strong on light test. Utility and commercial cows brought in $64 to $72.50; canner and cutter cows...

 

Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

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 Mo...

 

Fort Peck Reservoir Water Levels 17 Feet Lower Then 2021 Levels

For the 2022 calendar year, Missouri River basin runoff above Sioux City, Iowa, totaled 19.3 million acre-feet, 75 percent of average. This was the 30th lowest annual runoff for the Missouri River Basin in 125 years of record-keeping. The ongoing dro...

 

Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

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

 

Right To Repair MOU Doesn't Fix Issue

Right to Repair issues have been making news this week because of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between John Deere and the American Farm Bureau Federation. Despite this MOU, the issue of Right to Repair is far from fixed and the work from NFU...

 

Research Proposals Sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry. Proposals are due Feb. 8. The...

 

Valley County Pup Named Runner-Up In American Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest

Fez, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd trained and owned by Lexie Coniglione from Glasgow, was named runner-up/western region in the 2023 Farm Dog of the Year Contest. The contest celebrates farm...

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 5 shows 2,386 cattle sold. Happy New Year from the Glasgow Stockyards! The new year was started off with a nice auctions. Cows and feeders were selling strong with bulls steady. Utility and...

 

Notice of Final Adoption:

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, there will be new assessment levels to be withheld on both wheat and barley at the point of first sale in Montana. This is a final notice of the change in those assessment levels. Old Assessment through Dec. 31, 2022: 20...

 

Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Unveils Rural Resilience Lineup

Growing our ranching and rural community’s financial, ecological, and social resilience with experienced speakers on soil carbon, cattle selection, small ruminant grazing, and rangeland monitoring, the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance “Rural Resilie...

 

Farmers Can Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Producers have...

 

Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt. Dec. 31, 2022: Noninsured Crop...

 

Governor Gianforte Appeals Judge's APR Bison Grazing Decision

Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Dec. 23 his administration has filed its briefing in the appeal of a judge’s decision denying the state’s petition for stay after the Biden Administration approved the American Prairie Reserve’s request to...

 

Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses in 44 Montana Counties

Livestock producers in 44 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2022 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation if you suffer...

 

2023 NAP - Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Deadlines

The Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) helps you manage risk through coverage for both crop losses and crop planting that was prevented due to natural disasters. The eligible or “noninsured” crops include...

 
 By Zora Holt    AG    December 28, 2022

Western Valley 4-H Club Report

The Western Valley 4-H Club held our December meeting and Christmas party on Dec. 18. We exchanged Secret Santa gifts, enjoyed cookies the Cooking Class made, and filled fruit baskets for community members....

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Dec. 1, shows 4,544 cattle sold with cows steady and bulls lower. Utility and commercial cows brought in $57 to $70; canner and cutter cows $47 to $57; young feeding/turnout type cows $80 to $121...

 

Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Signup have...

 
 By Tracy Cumber    AG    December 14, 2022

Opheim FFA Members Attend Montana Ag Expo In Bozeman

The FFA Foundation’s Montana FFA Ag Expo is a three-day conference where high school and middle school FFA members from across Montana gather to participate in competitive events, leadership workshops, and career training on the Montana State...

 

USDA Requests Public Input on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking for public input through a Federal Register request for information on implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation...

 

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