Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming producers are preparing for a wealth of changes brought by congressional passage of the 2014 farm bill.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Women in Agriculture was an idea born 21 years ago in a Cowboy State cornfield.
FILE- This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)
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.
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)
Montana’s agriculture economy faces challenges, but is still one of the state’s best performers, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday.
WORLAND, Wyo. — Sugar beet growers have reaped a near-record crop this year in the Bighorn Basin.
SUNDANCE, Wyo. — A landowner is protecting almost 2,000 acres in Crook County for agriculture use.
POWELL, Wyo. — Indications are of a normal sugar beet harvest in northern Wyoming.
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.
WASHINGTON — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Britt Wilson, owner of the Wilson Ranch near Glendo, knows the effect of drought well.
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.
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 …