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Increase in H-2A Positions Points to Scarcity of Farm Labor

The Department of Agriculture says the number of H-2A workers increased fivefold between 2005 and 2019. Calling the data an indicator of the scarcity of farm labor, USDA’s Economic Research Service says the number of H-2A positions

UW Receives Major Gift for Agricultural Leadership Center

A $1.5 million gift from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will support a Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Center in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The center will train the next

Several Reasons to Keep Dry Beans on Hand

Tammie Ostdiek Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition and Health University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension   Dry beans are always a good companion to beef, pork, chicken, or fish, but they are also a great protein source on their

COVID-19 Provokes Turbulence in Feedlots

The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report shows the dramatic impacts of COVID-19 on fed cattle markets. The May 1 feedlot inventory was 11.2 million head, down 5.1 percent year over year. April marketings were down 24.3

Montana County Fair Moves Forward with Changes

Concerns during this pandemic are keeping fair goers and exhibitors in suspense of how to move forward this summer. Many state fairs have been cancelled, rodeos scratched, and other summer gatherings called off. However, the Carbon County

Sheep Industry Urges Caution on U.S.-U.K. Trade

The American Sheep Industry Association and its state affiliates submitted letters this week to members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee to express industry concerns about allowing lamb from

National FFA Officer from Montana Finds Purpose Amidst Pandemic

Last November, Mamie Hertel of Moore, Mont. became the first female national FFA officer from Montana when she was installed as the National FFA Central Region Vice President. Her term started immediately after the convention as her

Swine Import Requirements for Montana

Helena, MT –  The impacts to meat packing plants due to COVID-19 has resulted in the sale and movement of animals through non-traditional channels. The Department of Livestock (DOL) is asking Montanans to be aware of the requirements