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Sugar beet factory fires up weeks early

Sugar beet factory fires up weeks early

Even for a bunch of sugar beet farmers, the challenges of this year’s harvest are little bit sticky.

August 27, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Vegetable preserves

Vegetable preserves

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frozen strawberries, cherry and raspberries

frozen strawberries, cherry and raspberries

berries are among the many fruits and vegetables that can be safely frozen for later use. The Yellowstone County Extension Service provides instructions to assist area residents.

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Rep. Keith Regier: Compact needs to be reasonable

Rep. Keith Regier: Compact needs to be reasonable

I read the letter to the editor in the Daily Inter Lake on July 11, “Lawsuits Will Sting if Tribal Water Compact Isn’t Approved.”

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Montana wheat exports improve with union agreement

Montana wheat exports improve with union agreement

Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop caught a break Tuesday when a major Washington grain terminal began loading ships again after a union-caused six-week shutdown.

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Union dispute in Washington threatens Montana grain shipments

Union dispute in Washington threatens Montana grain shipments

A major shipping bottleneck in Washington state threatens Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop just as harvest begins.

August 06, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment to the one in five Montana jobs that depend on agriculture.

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Pompeys Pillar hosts Clark Days on Saturday, Sunday

The annual Clark Days celebration is Saturday and Sunday at Pompeys Pillar National Monument east of Billings.

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Guest opinion: GOP aims to sell our public lands to highest bidder

Elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the state of Montana. Unfortunately, that oath is being cast aside when it comes to upholding the Montana Constitution and our public lands.

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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

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Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

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.

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Creston man last mint farmer in Montana

Creston man last mint farmer in Montana

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.

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Survey: July 4 picnic costs about $60

Survey: July 4 picnic costs about $60

Montanans still a get a bang for their buck when it comes to cost of the Independence Day meal, according to shopping surveys.

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Cruzado, MSU officials get whirlwind tour of Eastern Montana

Cruzado, MSU officials get whirlwind tour of Eastern Montana

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.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Deadly pig virus in check, Montana officials say.

Two months after a deadly pig virus reached Montana, officials say the outbreak that has devastated other states is in check here.

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Senators want bison declared national mammal

Senators want bison declared national mammal

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.

June 11, 2014 9:13 am Photos

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From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

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.

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Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

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.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hail clobbers some farmers, spares others

Hail clobbers some farmers, spares others

Before Sunday’s hail storm shredded Terral Balzer’s crops, the Worden farmer had a feeling things were going just a little too well.

May 19, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Bean tepee

Bean tepee

Building a bean tepee is just one way to have fun in the garden with your kids.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

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