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Montana, Wyoming sugar economy should benefit from dispute settlement

Montana, Wyoming sugar economy should benefit from dispute settlement

Montana and Wyoming sugar beet farmers should benefit from a newly resolved trade dispute between the United States and Mexico, according to an industry official.

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Ag interests aim for energy ombudsman

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming agricultural interests won’t be focused intently on the work of the Legislature’s agriculture committees in the upcoming legislative sessions.

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Hatchery rainbows released in North Platte

Hatchery rainbows released in North Platte

CASPER, Wyo. — Winter fishing on the North Platte River just got a boost with the release of 1,400 rainbow trout south of Casper and in Douglas.

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Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall; potential contamination in Montana, Wyoming

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination.

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Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.

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Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.

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Gov. Mead, legislators outline Wyoming agricultural issues

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead plans to continue pressuring federal officials to fix what he calls a broken Endangered Species Act and poor wild horse management practices in Wyoming.

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Wyo farmers, ranchers prep for farm bill changes

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming producers are preparing for a wealth of changes brought by congressional passage of the 2014 farm bill.

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Producers say Keystone pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

Producers say Keystone pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storage options and rail congestion heading into spring. And they’re looking for more options than the Keystone XL pipeline to help.

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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.

October 20, 2014 12:54 pmLoading…

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