LaneCast Podcast & Blog

Rejuvenating the Rural Economy
2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of Montana Farm Bureau. The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation knows that rural communities are the lifelines and future of agriculture. That’s why they have kicked off the Centennial Community Initiative.  This project will result in a $100,000 investment towards community improvement projects in Montana during 2019. MFBF’s Scott Kulbeck joins the
2019 Cattle Market & African Swine Fever
What does the 2019 cattle market have in store? How will the African Swine Fever in China impact the U.S. cattle market? Will the Trade War with China end? Those are some of the topics  Rabo AgriFiance’s Don Close shares on this LaneCast AgPodcast.  (CLICK THE Orange Play Button to Listen to Show or come
The Epidemic Plaguing the Countryside
      According to Morning Consult surveys, 74% of farmers and farmworkers have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic. The data was sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union as the two farm groups join forces to combat the issue. The Morning Consult data also revealed, “three in four
Take Home a Free Polaris Ranger
      Do you want to win a Polaris Ranger? Montana Farm Bureau and Montana Polaris Dealers will be sending one young farmer or rancher home with one during the 99th Annual MFBF Convention. How do you win? By participating in the MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet. YF&R Chair, Gil Gasper, joins
Advocating for Oregon Ranchers – Jerome Rosa
              Podcast: During the 50th Annual Public Lands Council meeting in Park City, Utah I spoke with Jermone Rosa, the Exc. Dir. of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Today’s #LaneCast shares the struggles that Oregon ranchers face each day, sharing the story of Dwight and Steven Hammond, the importance of having
Managing Risk on the Ranch
Drought, commodity prices, fire and other unforeseen circumstances can change the lives of ranchers in the blink of the eye. AgRisk Advisors works with livestock operations throughout the western United States implementing risk management programs including drought, price, and margin protection.  Aaron Tattersall joins the LaneCast and discusses how ranchers in the West are looking at
How to Advocate for Agriculture: Farm Bureau ACE Program
Podcast: No one knows agriculture better than the farmers and ranchers that grow the food and fiber that feeds and clothes the World. But, do farmers and ranchers have all the tools in their toolbox to advocate and discuss agriculture with consumers, activists, elected officials and others? The Montana Farm Bureau wants to equip agriculture producers
Supporting JR & Shelby Vezain
JR Vezain is a man of God, loving husband, rancher and one hell of a cowboy. He suffered a broken back at a rodeo in Texas when his bareback horse flipped over on him on September 22nd. JR is a man of faith who is an incredible advocate for the sport of rodeo and lives
A Powerful Voice for Ranchers: Public Lands Council
In 1968, ranchers from across the West signed off on a new concept of advocacy for public lands ranching. For the last 50 years, the idea that became the Public Lands Council (PLC) has represented the cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits. The PLC advocates for these western ranchers who preserve
A Steward of Public Lands: Rancher Chad Osguthorpe
Podcast Chad Osguthorpe and his family are apart of the more than 22,000 cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits. Public land ranchers, like Osguthorpe, maintain 250 million acres of U.S. public land. The Osguthorpe family grazes sheep on the resort in Park City, UT. That is where the Public Lands Council is