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  • Associated Press

GREAT FALLS — Four more Montana counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to crop losses caused by drought.

  • Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing hundreds of grants nationwide to promote energy efficiency and use of renewa…

Despite devastating fall rains, Montana crops were a $2.52 billion business last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.

  • Casper Star-Tribune

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will give $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program. Applications …

  • By TOM KUGLIN Independent Record

HELENA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to take a more proactive approach in encouraging nonlethal predator controls by holding semi…

LIVINGSTON — Construction on a new, two-story, $43.5 million critical-access hospital and clinic is progressing on schedule and set to open by…

Another variety of unapproved, genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in the U.S., this time here in Montana. The finding underscore…

  • By TOM LUTEY tlutey@billingsgazette.com
    and Associated Press

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up at a Montana research facility east of Billings, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Friday.

MITCHELL, S.D. — Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sell…

August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, ob…

Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop caught a break Tuesday when a major Washington grain terminal began loading ships again after a union-caused s…

  • By LEAH TODD Casper Star-Tribune

A new federal report says the government program that funds school lunches for low-income families nationwide misspent about $996 million, or …

  • By Hannah Silveus For The Gazette

If you like buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmer, you can shop for them this summer in a Billings park. The Healthy By …

The Crow Tribe has shut down construction of a $15 million federal high-speed Internet project, citing concerns about historic preservation.

  • By TREVOR GRAFF Casper Star-Tribune

Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new su…

The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place where you can buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, moves from the campus of R…

Before Sunday’s hail storm shredded Terral Balzer’s crops, the Worden farmer had a feeling things were going just a little too well.

  • By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press

A hefty mountain snowpack in the Northern Rockies has driven down the summer wildfire potential and bumped up prospects that farmers in most o…

The meatpacking industry has failed to block a federal law requiring food labels that tell consumers whether their meat came from the United States.

  • Gazette Staff

Yellowstone National Park’s bison have dodged the bio-bullet, again.