OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.

Last week, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, announced a repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule. In an effort to re-establish consistency and repair a "patchwork" of regulations brought on by judicial decisions, the 2015 rule was repealed and will be replaced by the pre-2015 regulations. 

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information about two antelope bucks that were chased, run over and killed in a farmer’s field near Moccasin in Central Montana.

(WASHINGTON) – On Thursday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association sent letters to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) requesting each department to convene cattle market participants to discuss concerns related to price transparency and true price discovery.

Communicating face-to-face provides an essential way for farmers and ranchers to address their concerns with government officials. During the Montana Farm Bureau Fly-In June 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Montana Farm Bureau members had excellent opportunities to meet with lawmakers and agency personnel. The Fly-In participants—Susan Lake from Ronan, Don Steinbeisser, Jr. from Sidney and Kris Descheemaeker from Lewistown, were selected to attend based on their prior advocacy efforts in Montana.