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Industrial Hemp in Montana
Industrial Hemp (iHemp) is an emerging crop in Montana and is growing in popularity through a pilot program sponsored by the Montana Department of Agriculture. There is a lot of questions and misinformation about the crop across the countryside. To learn more about the history, in’s and outs, and hoops growers have to jump through
Preserving the Heritage: 4-H Working Ranch Horse Finals
Podcast: The Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse Finals is not what you expect when you think of a horse show. The 4-H event is a heritage based, activity-rich program designed to pass on to today’s youth traditional practices of safe livestock handling from horseback. Youth from across the state will compete September 8-9, 2018 at
That’s Not OSHA Approved: Ag Safety
Podcast: “That’s not OSHA approved.” It’s the brunt of many jokes and sarcastic comments regarding workplace safety, but what does Montana Farm Bureau policy say about OSHA? Not much as it turns out. The Montana Farm Bureau Federations John Youngberg joins the Agriculture Conversation on the pros and cons for Montana agriculture if the State takes
What the Hay? Artwork and Hay
Podcast: “What the Hay?” If you are from Central Montana you know the answer to that question. For nearly 30 years each September the premier event held along the Montana Bale Trail is the WHAT THE HAY contest. This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to
Subscribing to the LaneCast Podcast
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Public Lands Council: 50 Years of Advocacy for Ranchers
Podcast: August 6th, 2018, the Public Lands Council (PLC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since its incorporation in 1968, PLC has served as a vital source for the West on Capitol Hill around the country. The Public Lands Council is rumored to have begun at the iconic Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C., where public lands
At the Kitchen Table With Darrell Stevenson
PODCAST: Family. Ranching in Russia. Education. Black Angus Cattle. That is the focus of my conversation with rancher Darrell Stevenson. The Stevenson family own and operate Stevenson Angus near Hobson, Montana. The ranch is home of “Americas Longest Established Annual Bull Sale.” Darrell shares the history of his family coming to the Judith Basin and
At the Kitchen Table: Marty Campbell
Hailing from Pendleton, Oregon, Marty Campbell is a rodeo announcer, Ag Ed teacher/FFA advisor, Christian and all around good man. Today’s conversation at the “Kitchen Table” is one you will not want to miss. We answer the question of why the “World Needs More Cowboys” and also how Marty’s life as an educator touches lives
Reforming the Endangered Species Act
Today’s podcast interview is centered around reforming the Endangered Species Act. For some, making any changes to the ESA is non-negotiable. While others say, there are problems in the act that need to be addressed. Chase Adams with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is today’s guest on the #LaneCast. (CLICK THE ORANGE Button to
Growing Your Online Herd
Does your farm or ranch have a website? Are you connected to consumers via social media? These are questions that farmers and ranchers ask each day and weigh the cost and the benefits that come with an online presence. In today’s business environment along consumers wanting to know more about what goes on in the
Rural Broadband Needs: FCC Commissioner Carr
LaneCast Podcast: Millions of rural citizens across the nation do not have access to reliable broadband internet. 29 percent of U.S. farms and ranches have no access to the Internet according to a USDA’s Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report released in 2017. On this Podcast, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discusses the challenges and opportunities
At the Kitchen Table: Helle Ranch
The latest LaneCast is a conversation at the kitchen table of ranchers John and Evan Helle. The hardworking ranch family raises sheep near Dillon, MT. Being forward thinking, the Helle’s take the wool their sheep grow and helped found Duckworth. Duckworth is the world’s only source-verified, single-origin, Merino wool apparel company. 100% Made-in-USA. Along with