John Goggins

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Thursday, 20 June, 2019

I was able to attend part of the midyear meetings of the Montana Stockgrowers Association last week in Miles City, Montana.  I had to leave early for my niece’s rehearsal dinner and wedding but was able to take in Thursday’s meetings and events.  Attendance at these meetings was down a little from normal, but I suspected this while driving to

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