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Montana Ag Network report for January 27

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 14:44:18-05

GREAT FALLS — Montana Ag Network report for Monday, January 27, 2020.


The Trump administration is loosening federal water regulations for rivers, streams, and wetlands, handing more control to state governments. President Trump has also directed the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a rule on reservoir and water supply operations proposed by the Obama Administration.

Montana State University recently hosted a "Women In Ag" conference. We talked with Jatanna Williams of Ranch Wives Beef Company in Three Forks.

The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization has warned Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia of desert locust swarms of unprecedented size and destructive potential. The agency says the bugs could spill over into East Africa, in turn destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of crops.