Montana’s primary grain marketer is looking for new leadership, following the resignation of state Wheat and Barley Committee Executive Vice President Kim Falcon.
Montana appears headed for another billion-dollar wheat crop, though wet weather has dramatically slowed spring harvest in the northern counties.
Hungry for U.S. wheat, Chinese millers are making a rare stop in Montana this week to see the Treasure State crop.
Montana’s $1.7 billion wheat industry is watching cautiously as foreign buyers react negatively to unauthorized genetically modified wheat discovered in Oregon.
The beer business has been pretty good to Montana farmers. But despite strong payments for malt barley, the crop is losing ground, according to grain experts.
MOLT — As combines chewed through Kevin Downs' golden wheat acres this week, the farmer found reason to smile.
VIDA —The wind stirred a rolling green tide through Hi-Line wheat crops just now recovering from spring rain, rust and disease.
With roughly a quarter-million farm acres unseeded due to rains and flooding, Montana farmers were alarmed Thursday by federal reports that crop seedings surpassed expectations.
With a record-breaking wheat harvest and strong prices, Montana may have its third $1 billion wheat harvest in four years.
GREAT FALLS — Montana’s farmland yielded a record year for wheat in terms of bushels and prices are strong, but when the final tally on the value of the 2009 crop is made it will be hard to tell that those factors existed.