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Survey: July 4 picnic costs about $60

Survey: July 4 picnic costs about $60

Montanans still a get a bang for their buck when it comes to cost of the Independence Day meal, according to shopping surveys.

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Farmers lose tax lawsuit against state

Montana farmers have lost their class action lawsuit accusing the state of jumping the gun on tax increases.

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Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Max Baucus has plowed through a lot of legislation in his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, but perhaps no legislation more significant than that on agriculture and trade, observers say.

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Agriculture poised for a decline, economist says

Agriculture poised for a decline, economist says

Farming’s best days may soon be behind it, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s top economist said Monday.

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Congress again likely to miss farm bill deadline, farmers express disappointment

Congress again likely to miss farm bill deadline, farmers express disappointment

With less than a week before the federal farm bill expires and nothing suggesting a new one is in the works, September 2013 is beginning to look a lot like 2012 — and 2011.

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Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.

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Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and fellow Republicans passed a scaled-down farm bill Thursday that got a lukewarm reception from a broad spectrum of Montanans.

July 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Have You Heard? The Copper Colander is closing

Have You Heard? The Copper Colander is closing

Retirement beckoned, and Sharon Culbertson couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over her business based on her personal passion for cooking. So starting Thursday, she’s liquidating all her Copper Colander inventory and closing the business she started in November 2002.

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Senate farm bill praised by Montanans

The $500 billion farm bill passed Monday by the Senate won mostly soft praise from Montanans most affected by the bill's farm, conservation and food stamp programs.

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Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.

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Guest opinion: New Northwest ports important for ag exports

Montana exports had a record year in 2012, led by grain. Montana exported over $2.48 billion in high-value grain last year. We’re producing products and commodities that the world wants, and all our communities benefit from the resulting jobs, economic growth, and tax revenue.

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Along with weather and fickle markets, ranchers now must wrangle increasing paperwork

Along with weather and fickle markets, ranchers now must wrangle increasing paperwork

The heifer in the quiet back corner of Turk Stovall's barn had been struggling for more than an hour to drop her first calf, and the cowboys watching from a distance were growing nervous.

March 04, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Farmers balk at tax changes

Farmers balk at tax changes

Montana farmers who sued the Department of Revenue over the agency’s handling of the last reappraisal say they want nothing to do with the state’s latest tax plan before the Legislature.

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AFBF committees announced

Eastern Montana members of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation have been appointed to serve on the advisory committees of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The advisory committees meet annually in Washington, D.C. to provide input for future Farm Bureau policy.

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Farmers, ranchers turn to social media to tell their story

Farmers, ranchers turn to social media to tell their story

Every month 17 million people play Farmville on Facebook. Another 2.6 million have logged onto Netflix to rate the film “Food, Inc.” which casts a critical eye on the food industry and promises “you’ll never look at dinner the same way again.”

December 22, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Supreme Court sides with farmers in state tax lawsuit

Montana’s Supreme Court has granted class action status to farmers and ranchers accusing the Montana Department of Revenue of jumping the gun on tax increases.

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Farm-state lawmakers push estate tax break

Farm-state senators are pushing to extend an estate tax break that’s necessary to protect family farms, according the agriculture groups.

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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.

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Rehberg would block changes to Clean Water Act

Rehberg would block changes to Clean Water Act

Citing an overreach by the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is attempting to defund federal efforts to expand the Clean Water Act.

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House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

When House budget hawks called for deep cuts to federal farm subsidies recently, most people in Montana saw it as a ruinous assault on the state's largest industry.

March 26, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…

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