POWELL, Wyo. — A 75-year-old Park County farmer has died in an accidental drowning in an irrigation canal.
As the youngest of 13 children to be raised on a farm in northeastern Montana, Nathan Haynie didn’t anticipate much of an opportunity to someday take over the farm.
Farmers in Montana and North Dakota say neither the government nor agri-giant Monsanto have done enough to safeguard wheat fields from genetically modified crop contamination.
By the time fisherman Bob Phillips broached the mating habits of West Coast lobsters, the eighth-graders listening to his presentation sat rapt in horrified silence.
The fate of farm subsidies, worth billions to the Montana economy, is expected to be decided in the next three weeks by a deficit-cutting supercommittee looking to chop $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.
MOLT — The obituary hadn’t even appeared in the newspaper yet, but Bob Chambers’ neighbors already knew the farmer’s 25-year-old daughter, Nickie Chambers, had taken her own life in her father’s home, where she and her 4-year-old daughter had been staying.
Standing water floods a fence line along one of Patrick Hackley's wheat fields near Culbertson recently. Much of Hackley's land has been too wet to plant this spring.
Much of Patrick Hackley's land near Culbertson has been too wet to be planted this spring.
Water covers much of Dean and Shannon Palmer's hayfield last week on their farm near Culbertson.
Patrick Hackley steps over water running through the edge of one of his family's wheat fields near Culbertson recently.
Water floods a wheat field near Culbertson recently.
Ducks swim in standing water at the edge of one of Patrick Hackley's wheat fields near Culbertson last week.
In a photo composite made from multiple images, water floods the corner of Patrick Hackley's wheat field near Culbertson recently. Much of Hackley's land, although not under water, has been too wet to plant in time this spring.
Patrick Hackley stands in a flooded area at the edge of one of his fields near Culbertson recently. Much of Hackley's land has been too wet to be planted this spring.
In a photo composite made from multiple images, water floods the corner of Patrick Hackley's wheat field near Culbertson in mid-May. Much of Hackley's land, although not underwater, has been too wet to plant in time this spring.
A farmer cuts hay Friday along the Lower South Fork of the Shoshone River.
January of 1985 saw temperatures ranging from a low of 23 degrees below zero to a high of 45 degrees above zero, a range of 68 degrees. When the Legislature convened in 1985, the degree of separation on issues up for consideration was almost as extreme as the January weather statistics. One …
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