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Montana Wheat

Another $1 billion wheat crop in sight

Another $1 billion wheat crop in sight

Montana appears headed for another billion-dollar wheat crop, though wet weather has dramatically slowed spring harvest in the northern counties.

August 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Chinese buyers make rare visit to check out Montana wheat

Hungry for U.S. wheat, Chinese millers are making a rare stop in Montana this week to see the Treasure State crop.

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana’s $1.7 billion wheat industry is watching cautiously as foreign buyers react negatively to unauthorized genetically modified wheat discovered in Oregon.

May 31, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Barley prices bubble up, but other crops challenge for acres

Barley prices bubble up, but other crops challenge for acres

The beer business has been pretty good to Montana farmers. But despite strong payments for malt barley, the crop is losing ground, according to grain experts.

January 09, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Crop report triggers price slide, skeptcism

Crop report triggers price slide, skeptcism

With roughly a quarter-million farm acres unseeded due to rains and flooding, Montana farmers were alarmed Thursday by federal reports that crop seedings surpassed expectations.

June 30, 2011 7:45 pmLoading…
Economy golden for wheat

Economy golden for wheat

With a record-breaking wheat harvest and strong prices, Montana may have its third $1 billion wheat harvest in four years.

December 14, 2010 12:15 amLoading…
Wet summer spoils share of wheat harvest

Wet summer spoils share of wheat harvest

GREAT FALLS — Montana’s farmland yielded a record year for wheat in terms of bushels and prices are strong, but when the final tally on the value of the 2009 crop is made it will be hard to tell that those factors existed.

October 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Montana wheat

Montana wheat

A poster at Z Pizza advertises organic Montana winter wheat. Organic wheat prices have taken a plunge in recent months due to the economic recession and a glut of grain at flour mills. Organic farmers who were used to getting around $12 per bushel for are now faced with prices around the $8 …

January 25, 2010 10:30 pmLoading…
Montana wheat

Montana wheat

Scott Thaw makes organic pizza dough at Z Pizza on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

January 25, 2010 10:30 pmLoading…

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