Podcast & News

Packer antitrust investigation makes progress
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox sent a letter to U.S. AG William Barr expressing antitrust concerns involving meat packers within the cattle industry. His efforts to help cattle producers along with ranchers voicing their concerns in the countryside have prompted President Donald Trump to ask the Department of Justice to investigate the meat packing industry.
Ranching with Grizzlies
Trina Jo Bradley and her husband ranch in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain Front near Valier, MT. Ranching comes with its own set of challenges. Ranching with grizzly bears makes things even harder. Trina gives insight on recent announcements from the Department of Interior. She also shares updates from her volunteer work on the
PODCAST: Brexit, EU trends & ag trade
John Wilkes is a former farmer from the United Kingdom. Wilkes now resides in Washington D.C. where he works as an international livestock industry consultant and journalist. He joins the Agriculture Conversation and gives insight on how the Brexit impacts agricultural trade, what U.S. agriculture can learn from UK and European farmers and consumers trends
PODCAST: A Bright Future for Ag
The 101st American Farm Bureau Convention is underway in Austin, TX. During the event, the Montana Farm Bureau (MFBF) President Hans McPherson and Exec. V.P. John Youngberg joins the Agriculture Conversation. They share updates on issues from trade, metal healthcare, revitalizing rural America and much more. Tune into the conversation today! Click Play to join
PNW Canola Asso. takes root
A conversation with the leaders of the Pacific Northwest Canola Association. A new commodity group whose mission is to grow the canola industry in the Pacific Northwest (ID, MT, OR, and WA) through education, advocacy, and marketing. Click Play to join the Agriculture Conversation. Subscribe to the LaneCast. It’s easy! You can listen on any
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