U.s. Department Of Agriculture
Another variety of unapproved, genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in the U.S., this time here in Montana. The finding underscores, once again, the weak regulations governing experimental trials of GE crops, as well as the vulnerability of our state’s most valuable export crop.
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 sells have dramatically slowed down this year — so much so that the Ohio-based company he represents could end up 30 percent short in sales compared to la…
August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, observers say.
Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop caught a break Tuesday when a major Washington grain terminal began loading ships again after a union-caused six-week shutdown.
A new federal report says the government program that funds school lunches for low-income families nationwide misspent about $996 million, or 8 percent of its budget, last fiscal year.
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 Design Gardeners’ Market has moved from the campus of RiverStone Health to South Park.
The Crow Tribe has shut down construction of a $15 million federal high-speed Internet project, citing concerns about historic preservation.
Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.
The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place where you can buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, moves from the campus of RiverStone Health to South Park this summer.
Before Sunday’s hail storm shredded Terral Balzer’s crops, the Worden farmer had a feeling things were going just a little too well.
A hefty mountain snowpack in the Northern Rockies has driven down the summer wildfire potential and bumped up prospects that farmers in most of Montana and Wyoming won’t go dry.
The meatpacking industry has failed to block a federal law requiring food labels that tell consumers whether their meat came from the United States.
Yellowstone National Park’s bison have dodged the bio-bullet, again.
They don’t get along like peas in a pod, but farmers who plant genetically modified crops need to coexist with those who don’t, according to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
If there was ever a year for a federal livestock disaster program, it was 2012 when wildfires raged across southeast Montana and drought-bit Wyoming ranchers were selling off their cattle before summer even started.
Net farm incomes are in for a 27 percent drop this year, according to federal economists, though Montana agriculture groups say they may miss the worst of it.
The Western Sugar Cooperative announced on Tuesday that it has halted operations at its plant in Lovell, Wyo., while it puts into place a sanitation plan the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested and approved in the wake of an employee’s death at the factory on Jan. 4.
In an unprecedented display of political polarization and congressional gridlock, Congress was unable to pass a 2012 Farm Bill, which later became known as the 2013 Farm Bill, and now will be dubbed the 2014 Farm Bill.