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Brewers, distillers can keep giving spent grain to ranchers

BUTTE — Montana’s alcohol producers can continue to sell or give away spent grain to ranchers without added layers of bureaucracy and paperwork, thanks in part to Montana Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh.

October 01, 2014 9:30 am(0)
S.D. ranchers who lost animals in blizzard to get $5.4 million

S.D. ranchers who lost animals in blizzard to get $5.4 million

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A relief fund for western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of farm animals in an early October blizzard is set to disburse the last of $5.4 million in donations.

May 13, 2014 9:55 am(0)
Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

A controversial proposal that could allow some Paradise Valley ranchers to fence out and kill elk in the spring in an attempt to fight disease transmission from elk to cattle was approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in a 3-2 vote Thursday, despite opposition from sportsmen.

April 10, 2014 5:10 pm(0)
Groups try to help young farmers

Groups try to help young farmers

GREAT FALLS — Darin Stanley, 28, says he’s had a hankering to farm since he was 12 and moved to a farm east of Conrad after his mother remarried.

February 03, 2014 3:29 pm(0)
Cattle await new owners

Cattle await new owners

Cattle donated by ranchers in several states, including Montana, are arriving in Nisland, S.D., to be distributed to ranchers who lost cattle in the early October blizzard.

December 01, 2013 12:15 am(0)

Supreme Court sides with farmers in state tax lawsuit

Montana’s Supreme Court has granted class action status to farmers and ranchers accusing the Montana Department of Revenue of jumping the gun on tax increases.

August 02, 2012 12:54 pm(0)

Wyoming wolf meeting draws strong opinions

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Ranchers offered their support and conservationists questioned the science about a proposal to lift federal protections for Wyoming's wolf population at a public hearing Tuesday night.

November 16, 2011 11:30 pm(0)

Ranchers, Conservancy to tackle habitat projects

CODY, Wyo. — Improving 200,000 acres of rangeland and 164 miles of perennial streams isn’t an easy task, unless you have a small army of volunteers willing to help and a team of ranchers to make it happen.

June 08, 2011 12:00 am(0)

Business owners tell lawmakers that government can be friend or foe

HELENA — From farmers to miners to ice-cream shop owners, businesspeople converged on the Capitol Saturday to bring a diverse message to state lawmakers on how best to create jobs, saying government can be both a negative and a positive influence.

January 08, 2011 4:45 pm(0)
Montana Stockgrowers Association

Montana Stockgrowers Association

Montana ranchers listen to Sen. Max Baucus speak via video Friday during the annual Montana Stockgrowers Association meeting at the MetraPark Expo Center in Billings.

December 17, 2010 7:00 pm(0)

Gazette Opinion: Ranchers look for relief after killer storms

The devastating series of snowstorms that buried southeast Montana during the middle of calving and lambing season killed hundreds of cows, calves, lambs and sheep.

May 04, 2009 12:00 am(0)

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