USDA FSA Update for October 2021

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MBA would like to share the latest bulletin from the USDA Farm Service Agency.  It includes helpful information on how to estimate compensation for feed transportation costs and more.  View the entire article here.  

Bison Calves for Sale

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For Sale: Twenty-five (25) 2021 bison calves(bulls/females). Available after December 7, 2021. Located in Park City, MT. Call Craig at (406) 698-7510 or Email at . Craig Denney

Six Yearling Heifers for Sale

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Six yearling heifers for sale in the Central Montana area. Please contact Steve Mitchell for more information at (406) 366-0172.

USDA Expands Aid to Cover Feed Transportation Costs for Drought-Impacted Rancher

Please see this article from the northern ag network. In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its plans to help cover the https://www.northernag.net/usda-expands-aid-to-cover-feed-transportation-costs-for-drought-impacted-ranchers/

MSU OLLI offering course this fall on Switching from Cattle to Bison Ranching

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Switching from Cattle to Bison Ranching as a Climate Change Adaptation Bruce Maxwell, a professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science at MSU, will lead this class which consists of an online introductory lecture and field trip visits to the Flying-D Ranch and the North Bridger Bison. You will also hear from … Read more

Buy, sell or donate hay

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This story from the MTN News and the Montana Ag Network describes the “Hay Hotline” available for landowners in Montana to buy and sell hay.  For more information view the full story here. Access the Hay Hotline here. 

USDA to listen to Farmers on Impacts of COVID-19

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The U.S.D.A is hosting a virtual listening session new farmers and ranchers to find out how COVID-19 affected farming operations and to provide their input on USDA assistance. The virtual event takes place May 6, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mountain time.  Complete information and registration is available through the link below. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAFARMERS/bulletins/2d7cd48

Drought Series Offered by MSU Ranching Systems Team

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2021 Montana Drought Series From the Northern Ag Network: You may be interested in this information series presented by the MSU Ranching Systems Team.  This drought series includes speakers and topics like Cattle Management During Drought; by Dr. Megan Van Emon, Beef Cattle specialist.  Range Conditions and Grazing…and more. You’ll find the series here:  https://www.northernag.net/event/2021-montana-drought-series/2021-04-26/

The Carbon Conundrum

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The Carbon Conundrum “Farmers and Ranchers might not have historically called it sequestering,” Clain Jones, Montana State University Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, explained, “it’s a newer term to combat climate change but they’ve been thinking ‘how do I build my soil organic matter?’ It turns out the two are synonymous.” The Biden Administration has made … Read more