A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren’t exposed to grain-dust hazards in Montana.
Five foreign ambassadors will travel across Montana on a trade promotion tour with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., next week.
Grain elevators at Pompey's Pillar were damaged by Monday's storm.
Grain elevators at Pompeys Pillar were damaged by Monday’s storm.
By mid-August, the grain elevator hugging the Yellowstone River in Columbus will no longer handle grain or produce bulk feed, as it has for more than 70 years.
GREAT FALLS - Montana farm officials are concerned farmers might lose the advantage of competitive bidding from two grain companies that recently became owned by a Japanese conglomerate.
Pompeys Pillar forms a backdrop for the United Harvest elevator.
Cenex Harvest States Inc. (CHS) faces proposed fines totaling $229,000 for safety violations at its grain elevator in Columbus.
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The grain elevator in Molt closed recently.
The grain elevator in Molt, seen Wednesday, closed recently.
Paul Smith, owner of Smith Tire Service, talks Wednesday about the closing of the grain elevator in Molt.
Farmer Dave Kelsey talks Wednesday about the closing of the grain elevator in Molt. The Kelseys usually take their grain to the elevator because it is the nearest to their farm.
Tractors lumbering down country roads are as common as deer in rural Montana, but the federal government wants to place new driving regulations on farmers and ranchers.
A sign for Farm and Home Supply rises in front of the grain elevators along the railroad tracks in Sidney.
GREAT FALLS — A second company has announced plans to build a 110-railcar shuttle loader in the north-central Montana town of Chester.
OMAHA, Neb. - An Omaha company is planning to build a new grain elevator capable of holding 600,000 bushels in north-central Montana.
MOORE - Construction is under way on a grain elevator in Moore that will be capable of loading 110-car freight trains.