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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.

September 28, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Montana farm groups leery of plan to split up farm bill

As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.

July 03, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…

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.

June 10, 2013 10:45 pmLoading…
Baucus eyes summer deal on farm bill

Baucus eyes summer deal on farm bill

GREAT FALLS — Farmers told U.S. Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday that planned cuts to the farm bill could make the crop insurance safety net too expensive.

May 29, 2013 4:26 pmLoading…
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.

May 08, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
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.

February 05, 2013 9:30 pm Related Loading…

Farmers demand farm bill by September's end

Warning of financial jeopardy without a new farm bill, Montana agricultural groups are flying to Washington to urge House Republican leaders to act by month’s end, though it may be too late.

September 02, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: House stalling Senate's bipartisan Farm Bill

This year Montana farmers and ranchers are battling a record drought and reeling from historic wildfires. Agriculture, our state’s top industry, needs the certainty and predictability provided by the Farm Bill.

August 22, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: House leadership stalls urgently needed Farm Bill

Montana right now is facing two kinds of disasters: the drought that is changing our physical landscape, and the unwillingness of congressional leadership in the House to act responsibly and immediately on Farm Bill legislation.

August 05, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Red state farmers, conservatives clash over farm bill

The House adjourned for its five-week August break on Friday without passing a controversial farm bill, revealing a widening split between conservative farmers and Republicans opposed to subsidies.

August 04, 2012 8:30 pmLoading…

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.

July 23, 2012 5:45 amLoading…
House farm bill draws Montana concern

House farm bill draws Montana concern

Between now and Sept. 30, Congress will work 21 days and that has Montana Farmers Union lobbyist Chris Christiaens doubtful a farm bill can be passed.

July 11, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Senate farm bill work under way

Senate farm bill work under way

With one in five Montana jobs tied to agriculture, the U.S. Senate’s work on the 2012 farm bill this month couldn’t be more crucial to the state’s economy, Sen. Max Baucus told lawmakers Thursday.

June 07, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
John Evans

John Evans

John Evans, a geologist from Butte with Oilfield Consultants, speaks during an oil and gas seminar put on by the Montana Farmers Union at the Billings Depot Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Robert Lee from the Broadview area listens to speakers during an

Robert Lee from the Broadview area listens to speakers during an

Robert Lee from the Broadview area listens to speakers during an oil and gas seminar put on by Montana Farmers Union at the Billings Depot Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Adviser: Oil leases can be slippery creatures

Adviser: Oil leases can be slippery creatures

To Montanans with mineral rights and land men bearing oil leases at their door, Ralph Montgomery has five cautionary words -- be careful what you sign.

February 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Free mineral rights class Tuesday in Billings

Got mineral rights? The Montana Farmer’s Union will hold an oil and gas leasing class Tuesday in Billings after attracting large audiences of property owners in other communities.

February 27, 2012 3:23 pmLoading…

Oil and Gas classes offered to Central Montana property owners

On the off-chance that a central Montana farmer might be America's next Jed Clampett, the Montana Farmer's Union is holding oil and gas leasing classes next month.

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Gazette opinion: Federal farm work rules must fit rural lifestyle

Farm and ranch chores are part growing up for many rural children. The youth work force is more than a lifestyle; it’s an important part of family farm economics.

December 14, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Proposed child safety rules rankle farmers

Montana agriculture groups are balking at proposed federal rules that could ban children from farm work.

December 08, 2011 12:45 amLoading…

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