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  • 'Where's the Beef' From?

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Sep 29, 2021

    Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is reviving efforts to force meat companies to place country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on cuts of beef sold at market. COOL was initially authorized in 2013, but was curtailed a few years later when the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service amended it to remove beef and pork meat, dairy products, cereals and grains and various nut species from labeling. Commodities still subject to the law and regulation include muscle cuts and ground portions of chicken, lamb and goat...

  • 2021 Montana Ram and Ewe Sale Results

    Leah Johnson, MWGA Executive Secretary|Sep 22, 2021

    The 96th annual Montana Ram and Ewe Sales were held Sept. 15 and 16 in Miles City. Sheep offered included 883 commercial ewes, and 295 range-ready rams from consignors across Montana. Successful bidders hauled sheep home across Montana and into Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Texas. The Montana Wool Growers Association would like to extend a big thank you to all buyers and bidders. Please plan to attend the 97th Annual MT Ram Sale and the 9th...

  • Opposition Mounts Against APR's Grazing Proposal

    Montana Stock Growers Association|Sep 22, 2021

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), Montana Public Lands Council (MPLC), and the Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) on Sept. 15 provided verbal comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) draft environmental assessment (EA) on American Prairie Reserve's (APR) change application for bison. In recent years, the organizations have raised a variety of concerns with the APR's request to BLM to change the class of livestock from cattle to bison, change the...

  • Montana Farmers Union Encourages Stronger Supply Chain

    Lyndsay Bruno, Montana Farmers Union|Sep 15, 2021

    At a White House Press Briefing LAST week, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese discussed the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to strengthening enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act and creating a more resilient food supply chain. This announcement comes as "Gross profits for some of the leading beef, poultry, and pork processors are at their highest levels in history, while American producers lose money on their products...

  • USDA Expands Assistance to Cover Feed Transportation Costs

    USDA|Sep 15, 2021

    In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) to immediately cover feed transportation costs for drought impacted ranchers. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide more details and tools to help ranchers get ready to apply at their local USDA Service Center later...

  • 2021 Wheat and Barley Variety Survey Reports Available

    Courier Staff|Sep 8, 2021

    The 2021 Wheat and Barley Variety Survey reports are now available. Funded by the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, these reports were conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service Mountain Regional Office to help guide breeding programs in selecting cultivars to develop that will ultimately increase the on-farm profitability and end-use marketability of Montana-grown crops. "The varietal survey provides state wheat and barley breeding programs with valuable producer feedback that...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report for Sept. 2, 2021

    Courier Staff|Sep 8, 2021

    The Market Report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Sept. 2 shows 704 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady. Utility and Commercial Cows brought in $63 to $75. Canner and Cutter cows brought in $52 to $63. Bulls brought in $75 to $90.50. SCHEDULE: • Thursday, Sept. 9 — Yearling special and all Class Cattle Auction. Several consignments of yearlings. • Thursday, Sept. 16 — Yearling special and early spring calf auction and all class cattle auction. • Monday, Sept. 20 — Last Northern Video Auction....

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    Courier Staff|Sep 1, 2021

    The Market Report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Aug. 26 shows 477 cattle sold with cows steady to stronger on fleshy cows and bulls steady to weak. Cows and bulls coming off dry pastures carrying thin flesh, and many wet cows. Utility and Commercial Cows brought in $63 to $74.50 with a top of $77.50. Canner and Cutter cows brought in $52 to $63. Bulls brought in $75 to $89. SCHEDULE: • Thursday, Sept. 2 — All Class Cattle Auction. Deadline for last Northern video auction....

  • In Addition to Drought, Farmers Face Mormon Cricket Infestation

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    As if the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing drought weren't bad enough, area farmers and ranchers have also been faced with swarms of Mormon Crickets this summer. The United States Department of Agriculture in Octobrer 2020 forecast the presence of the pest in heavy numbers throughout Valley County. Outside eastern Oregon, portions of eastern Montana were forecast to have the highest proliferation of the bugs, 15 or more per square yard. There appears to be no data at present to indicate the exact...

  • Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference

    Tasha Gibby, USDA|Aug 25, 2021

    Make plans now to attend the annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Mont., September 28-30, 2021. This year’s conference is packed with speakers that will deliver information on today’s most relevant topics including putting structure to fundraising, building a business in agriculture, telling your story, calving 101, goal setting to advance your mission, and lots of opportunities for networking. The Women in Business panel will feature Rachel Ayers, Sweet Cast Anglers; Becky Stahl, Bec...

  • Lankford Appointed to Farm Service Agency

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced the appointment of Ryan Lankford to serve on the FSA state committee in Montana which ensures the effective and efficient delivery of FSA federal farm programs to the state’s agricultural producers. Members of the FSA state committee are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and are responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving program delivery appeals from the agriculture community, maintaining cooperative relations with industry stakeholders, k...

  • Young Farmers and Ranchers Fight Hunger

    AG NEWSWIRE|Aug 25, 2021

    Over the past ten years, the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has raised more than $62,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network through the Hoofin’ it for Hunger race. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the committee cancelling the race. In 2021, the YF&R Committee has decided to hold a virtual race, asking those who have enjoyed the in-person race in the past to support the event and the MFBN, by registering for the virtual race. Virtual registration is $30. Participants will be asked to run Oct. 9 wherever they m...

  • 2021 NE Montana Fair 4H Award Recipients

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    5 Showmanship Awards • Round Robin - Sr. Grand Champion - Trey Johnson • Round Robin - Sr. Reserve Champion - RyLee Mix • Round Robin - Jr. Grand Champion - William Kirkland • Round Robin - Jr. Reserve Champion - Laynee Simpson • Round Robin - Pre-Jr. Grand Champion - Weston Kirkland • Round Robin - Pre-Jr. Reserve Cham pion - Tenley Allestad • Beef -Sr. Grand Champion - Kaitlyn McColly • Beef -Sr. Reserve Champion - Ty Westby • Beef -Jr. Grand Champion - Emmah Mix • Beef -Jr. Reserve Champi...

  • Raising Cattle in Drought takes ingenuity, perseverance and caution

    Ag Newswire, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Aug 18, 2021

    Stockmen throughout much of the West are dealing a "grand slam" of tough events-severe drought, grasshoppers, fire and extreme heat. Trying to keep cattle healthy and well fed when there isn't much hay or grass around, as well as keeping your business afloat, has called for hard decisions and creativity. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has put together a resource page on their website where producers can find links for help. This includes everything from the Montana Department of...

  • USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Farmers and Livestock Producers

    USDA|Jul 28, 2021

    Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock...

  • Montana Farmer's Union Lauds Biden Executive Order to Promote Competition

    Montana Farmer's Union|Jul 21, 2021

    President Biden has issued 72 directives to promote competition and jumpstart the US economy. According to a press release by the White House a lack of competition in the market place is estimated to cost American households $5,000 annually. Many directives pertain to the agriculture sector including: a directive to the Federal Trade Commission to limit equipment manufacturers from restricting farmers the right repair their own equipment; a directive on new rules defining when meat can have the...

  • 'Git Along Little Dogies'

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Jul 14, 2021

    Kasey Forum, 16, is on his way to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Lincoln, Neb. to compete in cutting. The high school junior qualified for the event in early June during state finals in Baker, Mont. "With cutting, you have a herd of cows in a pen and four guys in each corner" Forum told The Courier over the phone on Saturday. "You are on your horse and walk it in there and drive the cows up the pen a little ways. You pick a cow that wants to be cut and for a few seconds try cutting...

  • 'Soil for Water' Regenerative Agriculture Project Comes to Montana

    Special to the Courier|Jul 14, 2021

    Building on a successful peer-to-peer network of Texas ranchers who are implementing innovative grazing techniques to improve soil health and increase profitability, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is scaling up its Soil for Water project to support livestock producers and farmers across seven southern states and Montana. The Soil for Water project grew out of persistent droughts, which put a strain on agricultural producers across the country. The effort is combining the u...

  • MDOL Asks Montanans to 'Squeal' on Feral Pigs

    Montana Dept. of Livestock|Jul 7, 2021

    The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) is asking residents to remain vigilant about the presence of feral swine. Though there have been no confirmed sightings in Montana, populations are spreading and the risk of introduction to Montana is high. Feral swine are an invasive species that damage crops, pastures, and waterways, and these animals can carry diseases that spread to livestock, people, and wildlife. The biggest risk of introduction to Montana is swine crossing the border from...

  • $55.2 Million to Expand State Meat Processing Capacity

    Courier Staff|Jun 30, 2021

    As a part of his years long fight to increase local meat processing capacity in Montana and reduce consolidation in the meatpacking industry, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured $55.2 million in competitive grant funding that will provide critical resources for currently operating processing facilities that are working toward Federal inspection. "In order to break the stranglehold that large packers have on the marketplace, we have to bolster local processing capacity and increase...

  • Conrad Whoop Up Days

    Courier Staff|Jun 23, 2021

    Barb Stratman was in Conrad June 4 and 5 for the annual Conrad Whoop Up. While there, she captured photos of Baily Billingsley (TOP) of Glasgow riding roping and wrangling. The Whoop Up is the first Northern Rodeo Association event of the year. As such, "the stock is pretty rank, ready for action, and tough animals" Stratman said....

  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch December 2020

    Dec 2, 2020

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  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch October 2020

    Oct 7, 2020

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  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch Sept. 2020

    Sep 2, 2020

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  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch August 2020

    Aug 5, 2020

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