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Baucus: Farm bill will support Montana economy

Baucus: Farm bill will support Montana economy

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus expects there will be a farm bill passed this year that will support Montana’s heavily agriculture-dependent economy.

May 30, 2013 5:08 pmLoading…
Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.

May 23, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…

Plenty at stake for Montana as farm bill mark up begins

The farm bill, one of the most crucial pieces of federal legislation to Montana’s economy, will be marked up in Senate and House Agriculture committees beginning Tuesday.

May 13, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…
Montana Senate revives, then kills bill allowing sale of raw milk

Montana Senate revives, then kills bill allowing sale of raw milk

HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.

April 18, 2013 4:34 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Senate Farm Bill success cultivates hope

A miracle occurred on the second day of summer in the U.S. Senate chambers.

June 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
As prices rise, farmers, feds back off conservation program

As prices rise, farmers, feds back off conservation program

It was springtime, and the rocky sod Justin Downs sought to bust turned to shale just beneath the surface. His backhoe bucked across the rocky slab. The Molt farmer made some adjustments and the blade trundled on.

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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…
A farm bill by September is possible

A farm bill by September is possible

Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Trading company's collapse traps Montana farmers

The collapse of MF Global, a trading company that made bad bets on European debt with customer money, has crippled American farms, including some in Montana, according to U.S. lawmakers.

December 01, 2011 6:11 pmLoading…
Big crowd opposes bill that addresses access to ditches

Big crowd opposes bill that addresses access to ditches

HELENA — A massive crowd showed up at the Capitol on Tuesday to oppose a bill that they say would erode stream access for sportsmen by clarifying the state's ban on recreational access on irrigation ditches.

March 08, 2011 8:11 pmLoading…

Patented crop battle might be ending

A six-year battle over how farmers are investigated for illegally growing patented crops might be ending.

February 01, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

Student-backed bill on pancakes is toast

HELENA - The oft-ridiculed bill to create a state pancake is no more, as a Senate committee voted late Thursday to kill it.

February 13, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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