LaneCast Podcast & Blog

Public lands & H-2A labor essential part of sheep industry
The American Sheep Industry Association’s Chase Adams gives an update on ASI’s public lands tour of Colorado. In addition, Adams gives insight into the Department of Labors plans to make improvements to H-2A regulations for a legal source of temporary guest labor for agriculture. (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen to Show or come
Farm Bureau Advocates Return from D.C.
Fergus County rancher and Montana Farm Bureau member Kris Descheemaeker shares her experience of traveling to Washington D.C. to advocate for agriculture on behalf of Montana Farm Bureau. (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen to Show or come back and listen later!) Subscribe to the LaneCast. It’s easy! You can listen on any smartphone
Montana Talks Ag With Lane Nordlund
By now many of you have tuned into my new statewide agriculture radio broadcast, Montana Talks Ag with Lane Nordlund. Starting in May I teamed up with my friend Aaron Flint the host of Montana Talks. Aaron and his team understand the importance of agriculture in Montana and asked if I wanted to be apart
Miles City to Host Stockgrowers
Montana Stockgrowers President Fred Wacker shares details on the 2019 MSGA Midyear meeting in Miles City, MT June 13-15. (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen to Show or come back and listen later!) For more on the MSGA Midyear Meeting click here! Subscribe to the LaneCast. It’s easy! You can listen on any smartphone
Memorial Day, a Day to Remember
My tribute to the men and women that we celebrate on this Memorial Day. Listen to my comments by pressing play or read the transcript below. But, above all, remember why we pause on this day. On Memorial Day 1986, President Reagan shared these words at Arlington National Cemetery. “Today is the day we put
Agriculture’s Voice in Helena
Montana Farm Bureau is a voice for its farmer-rancher members and Montana agriculture. On this edition of the LaneCast AgPodcast, Liv Stavick, Director of State Affairs for MFBF and MFBF lobbyist Chelcie Cargill discuss the 2019 Montana Legislative session and the issues that impact Montana farmers and ranchers. (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen
From Farm Broadcaster to CEO: NCBA’s Kendal Frazier
From his start as a farm broadcaster in Kansas to the becoming the CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Kendal Frazier has seen many changes in American agriculture. Frazier shares stories and events that shaped his life and the livestock industry. From how the cattle industry handled the “Cow That Stole Christmas” in the
The Dating App for Your Cows!
Ballyhoo Go! is a dating app for cows! What is Ballyhoo Go!? To understand what the Go! app is you must first learn about the Central Montana business that created it. And, the hardworking businesswoman behind it all. Gerri Campbell owns Ballyhoo Printing in Lewistown, MT. Campbell shared that the team at Ballyhoo prides themselves
The Awkward Conversation: Succession Planning
Have you had the “talk” with you family yet? The awkward conversation of succession planning for the farm or ranch is the topic of today’s show. Curt Barnekoff, CPA  specializes in agricultural tax and business succession with Wipfli CPA’s and Consultants. Curt helps family agriculture businesses maximize their after-tax net worth and assists in developing
Introducing Jennifer Houston
Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2. Houston had served as 2018 president-elect. Houston and her husband, Mark, own and operate East Tennessee Auction Market in Sweetwater. She has been active in the beef industry for more
Saving the Cowboy and Rural Communities
Today I happened upon a picture from branding this past spring of my nephews and little cousin. It reminds me of experienced cattlemen examining notes, looking at ear tag numbers and trying to plan the day. It reminds me that the future of agriculture looks bright. Too many people forget that agriculture is the number
Forage kochia & what it isn’t
What is Forage kochia? Utah rancher Tim Munns and family own Munns Flying M Ranch in Hansel Valley, UT and know all about what this crop is and what it isn’t. Enjoy the quick wit of Tim Munns and the benefits and misconceptions of forage kochia. (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen to Show