Natural Resources Articles




Every agriculturalists’ responsibility


We all depend upon both a healthy natural world (environment) and economical agricultural production (affordable food and clothing). This is why it is so critically important that agriculture communicates both how and what it is doing to better protect our natural world.

Farmers and ranchers celebrate Earth Day with conservation practices


Farmers and ranchers are committed to continuous improvement, growing more food using less resources. They spend most of their time outdoors and enjoy working the land to ensure it’s sustainable; in fact, every day is Earth Day for farmers and ranchers.

Sage Grouse Comments Due December 1


The Department of Interior has released their Greater Sage Grouse Land Management Plan--don't miss your opportunity to comment!

Montana Farm Bureau submits comments on Sage Grouse Land Management Plan


Montana Farm Bureau has submitted comments to the Department of the Interior regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s Greater Sage Grouse Land Management Plan. Comments highlighted issues in the plan that need to be addressed before the DOI moves forward.

FSA Drought Deadline Looms: Do You Qualify?


Qualifying for fire and drought relief takes more than a complete application. Find out what else you may be asked for.

Department of Revenue Explains Available Tax Relief Options for Loss Due to Natural Disaster


With a smoky, dry summer behind us many are beginning to evaluate the damage and plan their next steps. Check out these tax relief options from the Department of Revenue.

Drought Conditions Continue to Prevail across Montana


Updates from the Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meeting.

Endecott Ranch Conservation Story


On the Endecott Ranch near Ennis, cows are number one. From calving through weaning, and throughout the long, harsh winters in the Madison Valley, Janet Endecott’s Red Angus and Herefords receive the best of everything.

For the Long Run: Cooperation and Trust Conquer Weeds in Sweet Grass County


Sweet Grass County's Noxious Weed Coordinator wanted to take on the area’s weed problem. But in order to do it right, she knew the fight would have to continue for a long time – at least long enough to outlast the 8- to 10-year seed supply of knapweed.

Sustainable farming on Earth Day


The word “sustainable” truly describes farms and ranches that have been in the family for generations.