John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

This Wednesday marks the day that President Trump’s trade team will start meeting with representatives from Canada and Mexico in an effort to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This agreement has been in place for the past 23 years. President Trump, throughout his Presidential campaign, called NAFTA a “disaster” for factory workers here in the United States.

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Spruce Mountain Ranch 2017 Angus Fall Production Sale
Sale Manager:    Cotton & Associates, Howell, MI 75 Angus Lots Averaged....$33,540

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Price Ranch Rafter Diamond Performance Horses
Sale Averages: 41 Price Ranch Saddle Horses $6,6954 Price Ranch Weanling Horses $3,93823 Consigne

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Dikoff Ranch Complete & Total Dispersion
Sale Managed by Conover Auction Service, Baxter, Iowa   Sale Averages: 181 Angus Spring

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Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale
Pedigrees:       John Johnson, SD Sale Coordinators

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Shaw Cattle 4th Annual Female Sale
65 Hereford Females averaged $6,61852 Angus Females averaged $4,2247 Red Angus Females averaged $7,571

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NLVA Early Fall Preview Sale


NLVA Early Fall Preview Sale, Billings, MT www.northernlivest

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NLVA Early Fall Preview Sale


NLVA Early Fall Preview Sale, Billings, MT www.northernlivest

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Myers Ranch/Copper Springs Ranch Horse Sale


Myers Ranch/Copper Springs Ranch Horse Sale, Bozeman, MT

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Cattle Country Video Sale


Sandhills Roundup - Haythorn Ranch, Ogallala, NE http

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XL Angus Ranch Female Sale


XL Angus Ranch Female Sale on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Casper, Wyoming.

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Current News Stories

Front Page Stories

At the recent Silver State Stampede Rodeo in Elko, Nevada, Tomas Garcilazo, a native of Mexico City, performed his family heritage and tradition of “La Charreria,” a highly developed combination of horsemanship and roping abilities, demonstrating maguey rope artistry and horsemanship. His performances brought audiences to their feet applauding in appreciation of his skills. Lee Raine photo.

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Heads Up! Fort Keogh & Dubois Sheep Station on federal hit list

Heads Up!
Fort Keogh & Dubois Sheep Station on federal hit list

By Leesa Zalesky

“It’ll never happen.”
That seems to be the prevailing attitude among Montanans about the listing of the USDA-ARS (USDA’s Ag Research Service) Fort Keogh Range & Livestock Research Laboratory at Miles City on the Trump administration’s list of federally-operated ag research facilities scheduled for complete shutdown. In contrast, others

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Hay lottery will expand into MT & SD…

Hay lottery will expand into MT & SD…
Producers, don’t miss 8/31 deadline!
Care to lend a hand?

North Dakota’s hay lottery will expand to include Montana and South Dakota, with each state to conduct its own drawing beginning in early September. ND Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring credited Ag Community Relief, a Michigan organization, and North Dakota State University for making the relief

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MFU requests disaster relief after drought and fire…

MFU requests disaster relief after drought and fire…

In June, drought emergency was declared in 19 of Montana’s north-central and eastern counties by Governor Steve Bullock. In response to drought conditions in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the USDA authorized emergency CRP grazing in those states. Montana Farmers Union (MFU) joined forces with other drought-affected Farmers Union states to support

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Sortin Pen 8-17-17

Quote of the Week: Hello, Montana! This week’s quote comes from Lyle Schwarzrock of Poplar, MT: “Common sense is an uncommon commodity.”

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USDA publishes final COOL Rule…
While country of origin labeling (COOL) was repealed for beef and pork, the law remains in place for other products including chicken, lamb, goat, wild and farm-raised

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