Budget beast begins journey through legislature; tax credits benefit irrigators; charitable giving

A three-part agricultural profitability workshop is planned for Lewistown area ranchers.  Emily Standly with the Fergus County Extension Service told her KXLO-Live audience:

What’s happening with the farm bill? How do you keep your veterinarian happy? How do you avoid pitfalls of conservation easements? Those are a few of the questions that will be answered Thursday, November 8 during workshops at the Montana Farm Bureau 99th Annual Convention at the Northern and DoubleTree Hotels in Billings.

(WASHINGTON) – Meat is meat, and beef is bovine. At this week’s USDA/FDA Joint Public Meeting on The Use of Cell Culture Technology to Develop Products Derived from Livestock and Poultry, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has reiterated the importance of maintaining the integrity of beef labels, and continues to oppose any use of the terms “beef” or “meat” on any product not harvested from livestock in the traditional manner.