Montana Stockgrowers Association
It’s a good time to be a cowboy.
Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative group: cowboys.
HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment to the one in five Montana jobs that depend on agriculture.
The college department at Montana State University with the most scholarships and steadily rising enrollment? Could it be agriculture?
Citing southeast Montana’s 2012 summer of drought and fire, an American Indian rancher from the Rocky Boy's Reservation urged a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday to make federal livestock disaster relief permanent.
For 10 years, selling U.S. beef to Japan has been tougher than a $2 steak, but the former billion-dollar buyer of American red meat announced Monday it is easing restrictions triggered by a 2003 mad cow scare.
HELENA — A bill that would allow wild bison to be shot on sight if they trespass on private property received mixed reviews during a agriculture committee hearing Tuesday.
Turns out there was a haystack for farmers to land on at the bottom of the "fiscal cliff."
Every month 17 million people play Farmville on Facebook. Another 2.6 million have logged onto Netflix to rate the film “Food, Inc.” which casts a critical eye on the food industry and promises “you’ll never look at dinner the same way again.”
Two and a half years after buying five Billings radio stations, University of Wyoming graduate Pete Benedetti has turned the operation of his last four stations over to two locals.
When the dustup over air quality regulations ended Friday, there were wide cowboy smiles from one end of the Montana Stockgrowers Convention to the other.
If ranchers keep cutting back the size of their herds, pretty soon cowboys will be all hat and very few cattle.
The Montana Stockgrowers praised the U.S. Senate for ending Cold War-era trade restrictions on Russia, which had blocked American beef sales.
For every pound the drought stole from Tim Kiefer’s calves this summer, the rancher lost nearly $2. At 185 pounds lost per animal, it didn’t take long for the losses to add up.
Japan, the biggest buyer of U.S. beef before a 2003 mad cow disease scare, has been advised by food safety officials to ease restrictions on American cattle.
As the state begins serious discussions about the potential of establishing a “free roaming” herd of bison in Montana, there seems to be a lot of disparity in opinions. Some would like to see us return to the time when bison roamed the plains without the annoyances of modern towns, farms and…
Montana officials are discussing the possibility of reintroducing bison statewide, one month after releasing quarantined Yellowstone National Park bison to Fort Peck Reservation.
Last year, Montana exported $27.1 million worth of peas and lentils — more than triple the value exported in 2010, according to the Montana Department of Commerce.
An agriculture-driven push to boost U.S. trade with Russia hit rough ground Thursday as Senate Republicans balked over human rights and foreign policy issues.
Bill Donald and his wife, Betsy, mingle with cattlemen during the Montana Stockgrowers Association meeting at the Holiday Inn on Friday afternoon. The stockgrowers received good news, including a $1 billion-plus gross income for Montana cattle and calves.