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Women in Agriculture tackle changing roles, promoting agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Women in Agriculture was an idea born 21 years ago in a Cowboy State cornfield.

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

FILE- This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

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With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

LAVINA — Payday. Time to saddle up the horses and call the neighbors, roundup the pickups and every available trailer, feed everyone breakfast, and later, cold beer once the calves have shipped and wages for a year’s labor are in the rancher’s calloused hand.

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Turkey production down, wholesale prices up

Turkey production down, wholesale prices up

Narragansett turkeys roam a pasture near Trimble, Mo., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Narragansett turkeys have traditionally been known for their calm disposition, early maturation and excellent meat quality. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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Bullock praises farm economy, recognizes challenges

Bullock praises farm economy, recognizes challenges

Montana’s agriculture economy faces challenges, but is still one of the state’s best performers, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday.

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Bumper beet crop for Bighorn Basin growers

WORLAND, Wyo. — Sugar beet growers have reaped a near-record crop this year in the Bighorn Basin.

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Wyoming ranch preserved for agriculture use

SUNDANCE, Wyo. — A landowner is protecting almost 2,000 acres in Crook County for agriculture use.

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North Wyoming sugar beet harvest nearly done

North Wyoming sugar beet harvest nearly done

POWELL, Wyo. — Indications are of a normal sugar beet harvest in northern Wyoming.

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MSU names Outstanding Agricultural Leaders

The Montana State University College of Agriculture will present its Outstanding Agricultural Leader awards during the annual Celebrate Agriculture event Nov. 7-8 at Montana State University.

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WTO rejects U.S. country-of-origin labels for meat

WASHINGTON — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.

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The best pigs in the region show up for NILE

The best pigs in the region show up for NILE

She was a white Yorkshire-cross pig from Cache County, Utah, named "Brows" for the unusual brown crescent markings that arched above her eyes, like some accidental Groucho Marx tribute.

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A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

Bruce Wright knew this year’s wheat crop wasn’t going to be one of his best. An unprecedented late August rain had literally washed away some of the grain’s profit.

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USDA programs provide $28M to Wyoming agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Britt Wilson, owner of the Wilson Ranch near Glendo, knows the effect of drought well.

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Guest opinion: USDA must protect farmers from genetically engineered seed

Another variety of unapproved, genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in the U.S., this time here in Montana. The finding underscores, once again, the weak regulations governing experimental trials of GE crops, as well as the vulnerability of our state’s most valuable export crop.

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Guest view: Of course we want to know where our food comes from

Guest view: Of course we want to know where our food comes from

Just more than 100 years ago, our family farm was homesteaded by Laura Etta Smalley Bangs, my husband Jeff’s great-grandmother. It’s hard to imagine setting up a homestead out on the rugged northern plains of Montana. The constant fight with the elements and the distance from town made it a …

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Thanksgiving Decoration

Thanksgiving Decoration

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garden tools

garden tools

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Gardening. Lawn sprinkler spraying water over grass.

Gardening. Lawn sprinkler spraying water over grass.

Dan Gayvert of Garden Avenue Greenhouse & Gardens recommends heavily watering the entire lawn, trees, shrubs, flower beds and the vegetable garden before winterizing the system this fall. Little snow cover and months of drying winds can be harmful to vegetation.

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Soil in hand

Soil in hand

Adding compost to the garden or yard now, in the fall, gives the micro-organisms the winter months to "work their magic" and results in a healthier yard and garden next spring, noted Byce Glen of Rocky Mountain Compost.

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Apple season in full swing at Bitterroot Valley orchards

Apple season in full swing at Bitterroot Valley orchards

CORVALLIS — It’s high season for apples and Bitterroot Valley orchards are feeling the push. For Swanson’s Mountain View Orchards and Distillary outside of Corvallis, it’s a big week for picking.

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