Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.
CRESTON — Kirk Passmore stands in his farmland, looking at the green mint plants sprouting from the fertile Flathead Valley soil. Not far off, his farm dogs are foraging for whatever it is farm dogs like to roll in, panting and happy in the sunshine.
Montanans still a get a bang for their buck when it comes to cost of the Independence Day meal, according to shopping surveys.
HUNTLEY — A gray, drizzly Thursday morning welcomed a cadre of Montana State University officials to the Southern Agricultural Research Center, where the group began the third day of an energy and agriculture tour of south central and Eastern Montana.
Two months after a deadly pig virus reached Montana, officials say the outbreak that has devastated other states is in check here.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's historical significance and importance to Native Americans.
After visiting the Bowen Cattle Co. ranch near Worden on a recent spring day, I began thinking about how the beef industry is slowly but surely diversifying, and that society may benefit because of it.
Red-hued calves that started life frolicking on the Bowen ranch last April will spend the next two years grazing on pastures, without ever eating a mouthful of corn or setting foot in a crowded feedlot.
Before Sunday’s hail storm shredded Terral Balzer’s crops, the Worden farmer had a feeling things were going just a little too well.
Building a bean tepee is just one way to have fun in the garden with your kids.
Farmers are struggling with cold, wet weather — including snow — as they seed the 2014 crop.
SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.
Rail shipping delays are hurting Montana's economy and need to improve, the state's U.S. senators told BNSF on Friday.
The Billings Chamber has long invested time and resources into the agriculture industry. The annual Ag Appreciation Banquet and annual Ag Tour, legislative support, and continued involvement and education through the Ag Committee are part of one of the Chamber’s largest and longest standing …
In one of the coldest winters in recent memory, the heating plant at the University of North Dakota was running out of coal.
More than 62 million bushels of wheat remained stored on Montana farms in the first quarter because of lower-than-expected prices and shipping challenges.
Two Montana pig farms have been hit by a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets nationally in less than a year.
Dave Archer, an agriculture economist at the Northern Plains Research Laboratory south of Mandan, N.D., stands last week in a plot of wheat stubble that was also planted with six varieties of canola seeds last fall. The research will determine if the non-traditional canola seeds for this cli…