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Montana Grain Growers Association

Grain Growers elect leadership

The Montana Grain Growers Association elected officers, installed new board members and set the organization’s policy for 2015 during the 59th Annual MGGA Convention attended by 879 farmers, agribusiness representatives and guests.

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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

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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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Seaport labor dispute threatens Montana wheat shipments

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.

August 16, 2013 2:43 pmLoading…

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…
BNSF rail expansion good for Montana economy

BNSF rail expansion good for Montana economy

Lochiel Edwards knows no better place to check the pulse of the Montana economy than the iron arteries of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe.

June 30, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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House farm bill defeat frustrates Montanans

House farm bill defeat frustrates Montanans

Montanans responded with extreme disappointment to U.S. House lawmakers’ failure to pass a farm bill Thursday.

June 20, 2013 4:57 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…

Montana farmers optimistic about new farm bill this year

Montana farm groups are hopeful that Congress can pass a farm bill in the next five months, but time is running out.

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The path less traveled: Young people leave cities to farm

The path less traveled: Young people leave cities to farm

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.

March 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Montana's wheat crop valued at $1.7 billion

Montana's wheat crop valued at $1.7 billion

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.

February 20, 2013 10:15 pm 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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Anheuser-Busch InBev commits to Montana barley

Anheuser-Busch InBev commits to Montana barley

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.

October 12, 2012 6:07 pm Photos

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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…
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…
Dry weather worries farmers, forecasters optimistic

Dry weather worries farmers, forecasters optimistic

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.

May 25, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…
Farmers look to rebound from soggy 2011

Farmers look to rebound from soggy 2011

Montana farmers, looking to get back on track after a disastrous 2011 spring, are ratcheting up acres for nearly everything grown.

March 30, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…
Baucus rolls out new farm programs

Baucus rolls out new farm programs

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.

March 29, 2012 7:35 pmLoading…
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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