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Meat Processors Receive Infrastructure Grants

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced that over $7.5 million in grant funding has been awarded through the Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant (MMPIG) programs. The grants are designed

Can Blockchain Assist with Price Discovery in Cattle Markets?

(DTN) – There are ways to have more price reporting without a government mandate or adding costs to cattle procurement. Known simply as “blockchain technology,” many leaders in the cattle industry believe it’s a viable option today.

New Opportunity to Learn About Direct Meat Marketing

Farmers, ranchers or butcher who want to learn about direct marketing meat can participate in the new Western Meat School. The Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network (NMPAN) is excited to announce the new hybrid learning short course

EPA Administrator Discusses Ag Topics While in Montana

As part of a swing across the West to focus on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield program, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler included a visit to MSU’s Northwestern Agricultural Research Center to hear about some water saving techniques

SDSU Hires New Sheep Specialists

The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association announced Dr. Kelly Froehlich and Ms. Jaelyn Whaley will be joining South Dakota State University Extension this fall. Dr. Froehlich will be joining the faculty at SDSU in Brookings as the

Rounds Pushes for Processing Bill in COVID Relief

COVID-19 has presented it’s challenges especially in the market place for livestock producers. Those challenges include the shutdown of major packing facilities, backlog of market ready livestock, and on the consumer end, the shortage of meat products.

Lawmakers Want Investigation of Lamb Processing Plant Acquisition by JBS

At the 11th hour Senators and Representatives from Western States are calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the acquisition of the Mountain States Rosen lamb processing plant by JBS USA. Montana Senator

Ag Groups Join in the Fight Over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Agricultural groups from North and South Dakota have stepped in to the ring over the fight for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The groups say that shutting down the DAPL would have devastating consequences for farmers and