LaneCast Podcast & Blog

Zippy Duvall & 100 Years of Farm Bureau
American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall sits down during the 100th Montana Farm Bureau Convention to discuss the “Farm Bureau Family” and the grassroots efforts that have made Farm Bureau successful over the last century. Click Play to join the Agriculture Conversation. Subscribe to the LaneCast. It’s easy! You can listen on any smartphone device,
Struggle and opportunity in the countryside
Farmers and ranchers across the nation are going through a difficult time with the current state of the ag economy. During the 104th Montana Farmers Union Convention, presidents from five Farmers Union affiliate states shared how they are providing multiple resources to help farmers stay in business. President’s from Farmers Union states include Doug Sombke
Sec. of Interior Bernhardt exclusive interview
Secretary of the Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt spoke at the conclusion of the 51st Annual Public Lands Council national meeting in Great Falls, MT. In an exclusive interview, he sat down with Lane Nordlund to discusses issues impacting public lands grazers. Click Play to listen. Subscribe to the LaneCast. It’s easy! You can listen on
The People Behind the Montana Beef Council
New officers elected will lead the council to increased beef demand BILLINGS, MONTANA – In action concluding its Sept. 12-13 meeting in Billings, the MBC Board of Directors—all Montana volunteers, including members from nearly all segments of the beef supply chain—approved checkoff funding for nearly 30 beef demand-building and producer communication project funding requests in
Kim and Kanye and the Public Lands Council
The Public Lands Council has two new members! Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West. Will they attend the 2019 PLC Annual Meeting in Great Falls, Montana? Ethan Lane, PLC Executive Director, joins the LaneCast AgPodcast and shares what is in store for the PLC Annual Meeting. A highlight of the event: a predator tour of grizzly
Young Ag Leadership Conference OCTOBER 4 – OCTOBER 6
This one-of-a-kind event allows Montana’s young producers to come together across organization and commodity lines and take part in a three-day agenda, which includes relevant keynote speakers, workshops pertinent to today’s changing ag scene, discussion groups, the back-by-popular-demand industry tours and more. This year, YALC will be held October 4-6 at the Copper King Convention
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