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  • EPA Approves M-44 Predator Control Devices December 6, 2019
    This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a more protective interim decision on sodium cyanide, the compound used in M-44 devices to control certain wild predators, primarily coyotes, as part of the re-registration review process
    Andy Schwab
  • CBD Market Showing Signs of Falling? December 6, 2019
    Many farmers sought to capitalize on surging demand for cannabidiol (CBD), which proponents say has medical benefits, and expanded their plantings into hemp. But wholesale prices for plant matter used in CBD production fell as much as
    Colter Brown
  • Daines Proposes New Framework to Protect Water Rights for All Montanans December 5, 2019
    U.S. SENATE – After years of negotiations, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has reached an agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) on a new framework for a permanent water settlement. Daines will
    Leif Bakken
  • Japan’s Final Approval on Trade Deal a Win for Agriculture December 5, 2019
    Japan’s Upper House of Parliament Wednesday ratified a partial trade agreement with the United States, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. “Now that the final hurdle to a deal with Japan has been cleared,
    Colter Brown
  • Hereford Producers Could See Increases In Cattle Prices December 4, 2019
    Designed to identify superior Hereford-influenced feeder cattle, the Hereford Advantage program now offers additional benefits to add value to feeder cattle. With these enhancements, cattlemen using Hereford bulls can provide value beyond genetic merit through health and
    Andy Schwab
  • Net Farm Income Forecast Higher in 2019 December 4, 2019
    U.S. net farm income is now forecast at $92.5 billion for 2019, up $8.5 billion (10.2%) from the 2018 level, according to USDA’s November 2019 Farm Income Forecast. In inflation-adjusted terms, net farm income is seen up
    Colter Brown
  • NCBA Seeks Clarity and Consistency in Beef Labeling December 3, 2019
    WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2019) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing American cattle producers, today reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling (COOL). Because the association takes the concerns
    Colter Brown
  • EU Approves Agreement Increasing Access for U.S. Beef December 2, 2019
    It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement, which
    Colter Brown
  • Problems in Pulses December 2, 2019
    Producers have seen many issues in their crops with the wet year delaying planting, growing, and harvest. Sometimes the problem in crops are deeper than they appear. If you have grown pulses for many years and observed
    Leif Bakken
  • Montana’s Potential to Expand Agriculture November 29, 2019
    Thanks to a recent grant from the Montana Department of Agriculture, one of Montana State University’s agricultural research centers will deepen its explorations of small fruits and berries as options for Montana producers and consumers. The Western Agricultural
    Leif Bakken