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Powder River Basin coal producers face Korean tax

Powder River Basin coal producers face Korean tax

CASPER, Wyo. — Powder River Basin coal producers face a new tax in South Korea, which has emerged as one of the bigger foreign markets for American coal in recent years.

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Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Max Baucus has plowed through a lot of legislation in his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, but perhaps no legislation more significant than that on agriculture and trade, observers say.

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Montana organic farmers balk at South Korea shutout

Montana organic farmers balk at South Korea shutout

South Korea is poised to shut its doors next week to U.S. organic foods, a move that is frustrating Montana farmers in the business.

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Lummis wants M1 rifles to get import OK

Lummis wants M1 rifles to get import OK

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. State Department has barred South Korea from selling nearly 1 million antique guns to eager U.S. collectors and enthusiasts.

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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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David Ignatius: Patience isn't working with volatile North Korean dicatator

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's approach toward North Korea has been described as "strategic patience." A more accurate evaluation of U.S. policy would be "failure." The administration has alternately wooed and threatened North Korea for four years, with no discernible effect.

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Carrying a torch: Athlete forges friendships during World Games run

Carrying a torch: Athlete forges friendships during World Games run

Two weeks after returning home from 12 days in South Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Games, Vivienne Shockley already misses her new friends.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Love stories: Laughter, devotion key to Leikam marriage

Love stories: Laughter, devotion key to Leikam marriage

Making a marriage last 50 years is not easy. In honor of Valentine's Day on Thursday, three Billings couples talk about how they built long, happy marriages.

February 10, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Billings Special Olympics athlete headed to world games ceremonies in South Korea

Billings Special Olympics athlete headed to world games ceremonies in South Korea

Between nibbles of a slice of pepperoni pizza, Vivienne Shockley took a moment to practice the opening lines of the speech she plans to give to thousands of people from across the globe in a few months.

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DeFazio has no objections to Coos Bay coal port

DeFazio has no objections to Coos Bay coal port

COOS BAY, Ore. — Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has few qualms about shipping coal to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay.

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Billings company lands $1.5 million South Korean contract

Billings company lands $1.5 million South Korean contract

A Billings highway striping company has secured a $1.5 million machinery contract with a South Korean corporation.

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5 foreign ambassadors to tour Montana with Baucus

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., will bring five foreign ambassadors to the state this week to promote trade with Montana businesses.

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World wheat buyers set up shop in Montana

World wheat buyers set up shop in Montana

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.

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Montana opens new Asian trade offices

HELENA — The state says it is opening three Asian trade offices to replace one recently closed in Taiwan.

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Wheat Growers honor Baucus

Wheat Growers honor Baucus

The National Association of Wheat Growers named U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., its 2011 Wheat Leader of the Year.

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Ranchers expect better beef sales under new trade agreement

Ranchers expect better beef sales under new trade agreement

With a Korean free-trade agreement in hand, cattle producers will be pushing government officials to challenge restrictions on U.S. beef, a key Montana rancher said Friday.

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Enzi says South Korea free trade will help Wyoming beef

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi says a free trade agreement with South Korea will help open markets for Wyoming beef producers.

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Montana businesses cheer trade agreements passed by Congress

Montana businesses hailed congressional passage of three trade agreements Wednesday as a long-delayed and desperately needed measure to catch up with export rivals.

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Buyers bullish on Montana wheat

Buyers bullish on Montana wheat

 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.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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South Korean company buys into Wyoming uranium project

CASPER, Wyo. — A South Korean nuclear power plant operator is buying into a uranium project in Wyoming’s Gas Hills.

August 10, 2011 10:15 pmLoading…

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