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USDA: Net farm income to slide 27 percent

USDA: Net farm income to slide 27 percent

Net farm incomes are in for a 27 percent drop this year, according to federal economists, though Montana agriculture groups say they may miss the worst of it.

February 15, 2014 12:15 am(0)

Montana farm groups leery of plan to split up farm bill

As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.

July 03, 2013 9:00 pm(0)

Farmers demand farm bill by September's end

Warning of financial jeopardy without a new farm bill, Montana agricultural groups are flying to Washington to urge House Republican leaders to act by month’s end, though it may be too late.

September 02, 2012 11:00 pm(20)

Guest opinion: House stalling Senate's bipartisan Farm Bill

This year Montana farmers and ranchers are battling a record drought and reeling from historic wildfires. Agriculture, our state’s top industry, needs the certainty and predictability provided by the Farm Bill.

August 22, 2012 12:05 am(3)

Guest opinion: House leadership stalls urgently needed Farm Bill

Montana right now is facing two kinds of disasters: the drought that is changing our physical landscape, and the unwillingness of congressional leadership in the House to act responsibly and immediately on Farm Bill legislation.

August 05, 2012 12:05 am(5)

Red state farmers, conservatives clash over farm bill

The House adjourned for its five-week August break on Friday without passing a controversial farm bill, revealing a widening split between conservative farmers and Republicans opposed to subsidies.

August 04, 2012 8:30 pm(6)

Farmers press Congress for disaster help for drought losses

With the largest drought in a half century chewing up farm acres, the call for federal assistance is growing.

July 23, 2012 5:45 am(6)
Buyers bullish on Montana wheat

Buyers bullish on Montana wheat

 KINTYRE FLATS -- One town or another on this northeastern Montana plain seemingly turns 100 about every other month, and for some the date seems more like a finish line than a milepost.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos



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