Montana Grain Growers Association
Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.
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.
In a rare move, longshoremen from the Pacific Northwest are traveling across Montana cautioning wheat farmers about possible trouble shipping grain from the state overseas.
As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.
Lochiel Edwards knows no better place to check the pulse of the Montana economy than the iron arteries of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe.
Montanans responded with extreme disappointment to U.S. House lawmakers’ failure to pass a farm bill Thursday.
A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.
Montana farm groups are hopeful that Congress can pass a farm bill in the next five months, but time is running out.
BRUSETT — It’s 9 a.m. and the vast Eastern Montana prairie in Casey Coulter’s windshield is giving way to piney hills and the snowcapped Little Rocky Mountains, which the former bank loan officer points to as evidence he’s not crazy.
For the fifth time in six years, Montana’s wheat crop is valued at more than $1 billion, a rarely reached benchmark that has some farmers anxious about what could be next.
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.
In a move to assure Montana malt barley growers that their crop is valued, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, pledged a long-term partnership Friday.
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.
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.
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.
A dry winter and spring has farmers nervous about drought, but the forecasters are calling for a low to moderate risk in eastern counties, with time this spring for more wet weather.
Montana farmers, looking to get back on track after a disastrous 2011 spring, are ratcheting up acres for nearly everything grown.
A bedrock farm subsidy program appeared dead as a new Senate farm bill proposal relying on crop insurance programs and disaster assistance was rolled out Thursday.
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.
Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.