HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has identified more than 5.1 million acres of national forest land in Montana as top priorities for restoration.
With Congress considering cuts to programs like nutrition assistance, the effects of those cuts could be felt by local service agencies left to pick up the slack.
If Congress fails to pass a new Farm Bill by Jan. 1, or at least an extension, U.S. farm policy will revert to a 1949 law. That outdated law would wreak havoc on ag producers and on prices consumers pay.
HELENA — More than 130,000 Montanans will see reductions in food assistance Nov. 1 when a temporary increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ends, the
Agriculture is not only Montana’s largest industry, but a way of life. My family raises cattle, hay and corn near Miles City. It is not an easy or particularly lucrative profession, but being good stewards of the land while feeding a hungry world is rewarding. As I watch the politicians back…
Farmer Lola Raska knows a tough row to hoe when she sees one, which is why after holding the Senate farm bill to high standards, she is ready to reap whatever House lawmakers can sow.
For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial.
MISSOULA — Montana has several non-farm stakes in the federal farm bill now working its way through Congress, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Turns out there was a haystack for farmers to land on at the bottom of the "fiscal cliff."
CORVALLIS – Jeff Lewis can tell you exactly how many steps each one of his 240 cows take each day.
Jeff Lewis' MuJuice Dairy is one of a handful of dairies that continue to operate in the Bitterroot Valley.
HELENA — Congress’ failure last week to renew the expiring federal Farm Bill has thrust Montana farmers and ranchers into uncertainty over the future of programs affecting their longer-term income and operations, state farm groups said this week. And while the bill could be addressed by Cong…
HELENA — As the U.S. House failed to renew the expiring Farm Bill this month, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation criticized the House’s Republican leadership — including Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg.
Watty Taylor isn’t shy about pointing out the difference between farmers and ranchers.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and 46 million food stamp beneficiaries.
Several bills dealing with environmental and land use issues may come up for debate in the next few days as Congress scrambles to get some work done before its July 4 break.
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., added several measures to help the state’s forestry industry to the 2012 farm bill on Thursday.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill Thursday that is $24.7 billion leaner than the current one and no longer pays farmers who don’t plant.