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Montana Ag Network for November 25, 2019

Posted: 1:03 PM, Nov 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-25 15:40:08-05
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Russell Nemetz has the Montana Ag Network report for Monday, November 25, 2019:

  • U.S. farmers and ranchers are hiring more people, and spending more on payroll, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wages for field and livestock employees are up about 4% from last year, at about $14.21 per hour.
  • Mexico-Canada-U.S. trade agreement still stalled, but discussions continue among lawmakers.
  • New survey indicates that the hemp industry may eventually become the third-largest agricultural crop in the U.S.