Montana Grain Growers
Lola Raska still remembers the day Sen. Max Baucus showed up at the back door of her Great Falls farm with the Chinese ambassador Li Zhaoning in tow.
ST. XAVIER — Just two months ago, Brett Nedens wasn’t sure this day would come, or whether he’d want to witnesses it if it did. Harvest time.
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.
Turns out there was a haystack for farmers to land on at the bottom of the "fiscal cliff."
With the largest drought in a half century chewing up farm acres, the call for federal assistance is growing.
POMPEYS PILLAR — A sandstone butte bearing rare evidence of Lewis and Clark's quest to discover ways for profiting from the American West gets the most of the attention in these parts, but a bigger, more modern mast of capitalism towers in the distance.
The Montana Grain Growers met with the chief commodities regulator in the MF Global meltdown that has left $1.2 billion missing from farm and business accounts.
Farm subsidies are on the congressional chopping block and Republicans, Democrats and more than a few farmers are lobbying for a hand on the hatchet.
KINTYRE FLATS -- One town or another on this northeastern Montana plain seemingly turns 100 about every other month, and for some the date seems more like a finish line than a milepost.