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Montana Ag Network: Cargill commits to Montana through canola

Cargill's history in Montana dates back to a grain project in Valier in 1908. Now, the Minnesota-based agriculture company is embarking on a new venture, headquartered in a new facility. Walking into the company’s new facility...

Montana Ag Network: Ranchers demand reform of Endangered Species Act

Leaders in Montana’s ranching industry are in Washington, D.C., this week working on federal issues that are impacting their operations and way of life. They’re meeting with other livestock producers from across the nation as...

Montana Ag Network: FFA helping develop future Ag educators

FFA is one of the largest youth organizations in America. And each year, FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career...

Montana Ag Network: dogs are helping this rancher protect livestock

 Being a rancher in Montana is a difficult job, with challenges ranging from sub-zero weather to dangerous predators, but one rancher in Bynum has a new tool to protect his livestock. “They’re all about their...

Montana Ag Network: Program removes dead livestock from ranches

Bears are emerging from a long hibernation and looking for a meal - and sometimes that meal is found on ranches. “It used to be an anomaly to see a grizzly, now it’s almost an...

Montana Ag Network: Celebrating women in agriculture

March is Women’s History Month and the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is celebrating women in agriculture. And one of these women is a fourth-generation wheat farmer from Conrad, who’s also the 2017-18 Montana FFA...

Montana Ag Network: Supporting Ag literacy during tax season

It’s tax season and the Montana Department of Agriculture is encouraging Montanans to support the Montana Agriculture in the Classroom program by contributing to the voluntary check-off program when filing this year’s income taxes. As...

Montana Ag Network: Farmers celebrating National Ag Week

Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry, and each year Montana farmers and ranchers contribute billions of dollars to the state’s economy. This week, Montana and the rest of the nation are celebrating National Ag Week....

Montana Ag Network: Raising high-quality American lamb

BILLINGS - For consumers, there are very few things in the meat case can that excite your taste buds like that of American lamb. And U.S. lamb producers are proud to raise this delicious...

Montana Ag Network: 90-day ELD waiver gets thumbs up from MT agricultural truckers

BILLINGS - A new 90-day waiver regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Electronic Logging Device and Hours of Service regulation has been granted for those who haul Ag commodities and livestock. Agricultural haulers like...

Montana Ag Network: New trucking regulations will hurt Montana livestock industry

 New regulations that will have a negative impact on Montana’s livestock industry are just a few days away from being implemented. And both livestock producers and livestock haulers are concerned. “I’m not sure the producers...

Montana Ag Network: MT farmers want crop insurance in new farm bill

As work begins on a new Farm Bill, Montana farmers are helping to set national policy this week at the Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California. “Crop insurance is vital to the industry solely because we’re...

Montana Ag Network: MT farm organizations address rural opioid epidemic

Opioid addiction along with its consequences is a silent but very real crisis and farm country has been hit hard. “Farmers and ranchers are in an industry where you get a lot of injuries," John...

MAGIE gets underway in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - The MAGIE expo opened its doors on Thursday for a three-day showcase of Montana ag-related businesses. MAGIE stands for Montana Agricultural & Industrial Exhibit. The focus of the the expo is to...

Montana Ag Network: Emergency responders learn about farm trauma

BILLINGS- Montana is home to a large population who make their living in Agriculture. And when farm accidents happen, many times it’s the emergency responders who arrive on the scene who can make a...

Montana Ag Network: Montana beef cattle genetics headed for Nicaragua

BILLINGS- Montana continues to be home to some of the highest quality cattle and beef in the world. And soon Montana ranchers will be helping to increase the genetic power of cattle herds in...

Montana Ag Network: Local food showcased at food show

BOZEMAN- Montana-made products are in high demand especially food products and this year the Montana Department of Agriculture hosted the first annual Montana Food Show in Bozeman. “It’s cool to see people taking those raw...

Montana Ag Network: Consumer demand fueling pulse crop production

Pulse crops such as peas, dry beans, lentils and chickpeas play a huge role in healthy diets around the world. Pulse crops are also a powerful and versatile crop for Montana farmers who can use them to...

Montana Ag Network: Autumn Planting

BIG SANDY - Bob Quinn, most commonly known for creating the healthy food snack Kracklin' Kamut, purchased a plot-seeder from MSU-Northern's experiment station earlier this fall. The Big Sandy organic farmer recently finished seeding an experimental...

Montana Ag Network: Montana food for the Holidays: from farm to table

BILLINGS - With another Thanksgiving and Holiday Season upon us, this year let delicious food produced by Montana farmers and ranchers be part of your holiday menu. “Knowing where your food is coming from when...

Montana Ag Network: Noxious plant species harming Yellowstone River

Noxious weeds have a destructive impact on Montana's landscape by displacing native plant species, increasing soil erosion, and decreasing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. In South Central Montana, the Yellowstone County Weed District is working...

Montana Ag Network: Beef industry’s voice on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON- Many issues such as tax reform, the Endangered Species Act reform, and U.S. water are being discussed this week in the nation's Capitol. Even though markets are important, most ranchers would agree it's federal...

Montana Ag Network: American wool is in high demand

BILLINGS-American wool is in high demand by the U.S. textile industry especially those with military contracts. The American Sheep Industry’s Wool Council hosted a military wool tour in the Carolinas this week showcasing the wool...

Montana Ag Network: Gilbert the Badger

NEAR TWO DOT - Ranches are often home to a variety of animals, including cows, horses, sheep and pets such as cats and dogs. But for one Montana ranch family, they have a pet that’s...

Montana Ag Network: “Cowboys Without Borders” film features Montana ranch

GREAT FALLS - A documentary film crew from Texas chose Big Sandy as the first stop for their international documentary film project, "Cowboys Without Borders." The film follows the lives, cultures and heritages of ranchers from North, South...