Montana Ag Network
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest market basket survey shows the price of a 13-item basket for a traditional July 4th cookout for ten people is slightly higher than it was last year.
Scattered and isolated showers are likely Thursday afternoon.
Widespread moisture and below average temperatures take us into the weekend.
Cooler temperatures and rain are on track to return to Montana Tuesday.
This past week, Superior Livestock Auction and Northern Livestock Video Auction held sales in Billings that featured nearly 50,000 head of cattle. The market was down about $10 compared to a year ago, however.
Muggy conditions will take us into the work week.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist on Friday.
Pork producers met in Great Falls on Tuesday to discuss and prepare for animal health emergencies.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to impact North Central Montana on Thursday.
An unstable atmosphere will give way to strong and possibly severe thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon.
Sunny morning skies will allow for temperature will trend in the mid 70s for most of Central Montana.
Market transparency and true price discovery are two priorities of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), which recently took that message to the nation’s Capitol.
An area of low pressure will continue to track through Montana Friday.
Rich in both history and farmland, the Sun River Valley remains a vital part of the Central Montana landscape.
Widespread showers will continue into the weekend, due to the passage of a cold front through Montana.