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27 minutes | 4 days ago
Legislation to Protect Private Property Rights
The Montana Stockgrowers Association is working with lawmakers and other groups to find solutions to address the concerns of many private property owners across Montana regarding the proposed Big Sky Country National Heritage Area. Rancher Dana Darlington, MSGA board member along with Raylee Honeycutt, MSGA Natural Resources Director share more on House Bill 554.
72 minutes | 8 days ago
Here by the Owl: Bill Jimmerson
Mr. Bill Jimmerson has taught and influenced thousands of Ag Education and FFA members for over 50 years. As an Ag Educator, FFA advisor and later on Montana State FFA Advisor, Mr. Jimmerson is a mover and shaker. Now retired, he shares a glimpse into his life’s work.
63 minutes | 15 days ago
Waiting For A Chinook, A History
"Waiting for a Chinook" by Charlie Russell can be found hanging in the homes of many ranches across the state. It is a reminder of the power of Mother Nature. But it is also a reminder of a rancher’s commitment to their livestock and land no matter the weather. What is the history of the artwork? How did the Montana Stockgrowers Association come to own it? Jim Peterson, Rancher and Chairman of the CM Russell Museum along with Jim Steinbeisser President of the MT Stockgrowers share the history.
58 minutes | 17 days ago
Women in Ag: Katelyn Dynneson Larson
Taking a break from minus 20-degree weather, Katelyn Dynneson Larson joins the “Agriculture Conversation.” Katelyn farms and ranches near Sidney, MT. The discussion ranges from being a woman in ag, family dynamics, expecting her first child, ag leadership, Bakken oil and much more.
20 minutes | 19 days ago
Advocating for Ranchers: Kaitlynn Glover
Wyoming native Kaitlynn Glover, Exc. Dir. of the National Public Lands Council, gives a recap of PLC’s work representing cattle and sheep producers in Washington D.C. From an update on the Biden Administration, U.S. Forest Service rangeland management handbooks and directives comment period, and much more are covered in today’s “Agriculture Conversation.”
45 minutes | a month ago
PPP Loans For Ag, Planning For 2021
Do you qualify for a Paycheck Protection Loan for your farm or ranch? In this Wipfli Spotlight on Agriculture Podcast, Dustin Wiesner and Ryan Tangedal provide insight on the first and second draw of PPP and how ag producers can apply for loans and loan forgiveness. They also give insight on the Employee Retention Credit and items you can utilize to prepare for the first couple of quarters of 2021.
18 minutes | a month ago
Sen. Tester: Disaster Assistance, Pipelines, Farm Labor & Broadband
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester discusses quality losses assistance for farmers, Keystone XL Pipeline, H2A Farm Labor issues and increasing broadband access for rural America.
37 minutes | a month ago
Understanding COVID Relief for Agriculture
Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness are still trying to wrap their minds around COVID relief programs. From the Paycheck Protection Program enrollment and forgiveness process, CFAP payments to producers and more. It can be hard to grasp. In this Wipfli Spotlight on Agriculture Podcast Brad Cook walks us through how Wipfli is a resource for all of agriculture.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Grain, weather, prices and more
Mitch Konen, Montana Grain Growers President, discusses grain prices, looking ahead to 2021, Dietary Guidelines and more.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
More COVID Money for Ranchers, Dietary Guidelines and More
Understanding the latest COVID-19 relief funds for ranchers, release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines and advocacy are the talking points with guest Ethan Lane with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Beef Promotion, research and more
Colorado Rancher Hugh Sanburg, Vice Chair of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, discusses the Beef Checkoff and more.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Montana and Israel Trade Forum
The Montana World Trade Center on December 3, 2020, will host the Montana – Israel Virtual Trade Forum. The event will highlight the opportunities to grow trade between Montana and Israel and will focus on the agricultural and ag-tech industries. The MWTC’s Abby Majerus shares more on the virtual event. https://www.mwtc.org/
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Challenges and Opportunities for the Sheep Business
The American Sheep Industry Association's President Benny Cox of Texas and Exec. Dir. Peter Orwick discuss the challenges and opportunities the sheep industry faced in 2020.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
U.S. Beef Exports To Asia
What is the status of U.S. beef exports to Asia? Joel Haggard senior vice president for the Asia Pacific with U.S. Meat Export Federation gives his insight. Based in Hong Kong, Haggard oversees USMEF marketing and market access activities for all Asian markets and Oceania, and can address questions specific to key markets such as China/Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Vergeront to join Montana Grain Growers
Raised on the family farm near Polson, MT, Alison Vergeront has deep roots in agriculture. She has served as agricultural liaison and field representative for U.S. Senator Steve Daines for the past six years. Starting Jan. 1, 2021 she will begin a new career as the Montana Grain Growers Association’s new executive vice president.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Mobile Meat Processing Unit Destined for MSU Northern
Montana Farmers Union and its partners are purchasing a mobile meat harvest unit. The mobile processing facility will become part of the first of its kind meat processing curriculum in the country that teaches meat processing from harvest to retail at Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT. The mission of the collaboration is to produce more local food.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Coalition Condemns APR Federal Grazing Requests in New Report
A report by the Montana Natural Resource Coalition addresses a request by the American Prairie Reserve to convert BLM grazing leases from traditional livestock production to indigenous animal or bison uses. MTNRC President and Fergus County Commission Ross Butcher shares more on what the grassroots report is about.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Gray Wolves Removed from Endangered Species List
The Department of the Interior has removed the gray wolf from the endangered species list, signaling a successful recovery under the Endangered Species Act. The Public Lands Councils Exec. Dir. Kaitlynn Glover discusses how states and tribal governments will now take over the management of gray wolves. She also shares how the delisting is a win for livestock producers, sportsmen, conservationists, states in a full recovery of the species.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Making History: Mamie Hertel Natl' FFA Officer
The first female from Montana to become a Natl' FFA Officer, Mamie Hertel discusses her year of service in the time of COVID-19.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Managing Grizzly Bears Based on Science
Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Aurelia Skipwith discusses grizzly bear management in Montana and surrounding states among other issues.
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