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Grain trains not likely to benefit from Bakken slowdown

Grain trains not likely to benefit from Bakken slowdown

A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for Montana grain farmers, according to rail observers.

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Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.

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Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Phil Steinberger was one of the lucky farmers. He got his wheat in the ground early, harvested in mid-July, and was done farming when all hell broke loose across Montana in August.

December 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ezekiel Bread

Ezekiel Bread

A hearty sprouted-grain sandwich bread, often sold refrigerated. Bellatti and Lee also suggest natural peanut butter, which generally is made with just peanuts and salt. Look for jars with the layer of oil on top. “People often think that means something is wrong, but it doesn’t,” Lee says.O…

December 12, 2014 3:26 pm
A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

Bruce Wright knew this year’s wheat crop wasn’t going to be one of his best. An unprecedented late August rain had literally washed away some of the grain’s profit.

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Montana grain sales unfazed by GMO wheat discovery

Montana grain sales unfazed by GMO wheat discovery

More than a week after reports that genetically modified wheat unexpectedly turned up at a university research lab in Huntley, foreign buyers are not shying away from Montana grain.

October 07, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: USDA must protect farmers from genetically engineered seed

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.

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Inpired tips to deck-out your doorstep for fall

Inpired tips to deck-out your doorstep for fall

It's pumpkin pie.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hinsdale houses

Hinsdale houses

Since 2011, high water on the Milk River has caused bank erosion that is spreading toward houses in Hinsdale.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Round bales near Saco show the water level

Round bales near Saco show the water level

Round bales near Saco show the water level during recent flooding on the Milk River. Thousands of bales of hay will have to be destroyed. 

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
John Lacey shows his destroyed alfalfa crop

John Lacey shows his destroyed alfalfa crop

Glasgow area farmer John Lacey shows his destroyed alfalfa crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

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John Lacey shows his drowned alfalfa

John Lacey shows his drowned alfalfa

Glasgow area farmer John Lacey shows his drowned alfalfa crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Jenifer Hansen presents crop insurance

Jenifer Hansen presents crop insurance

Jenifer Hansen presents information on crop insurance at the Glasgow Elks Lodge as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seiler

Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seiler

Valley County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seiler, left, and Valley County Road Administrator Paul Tweten talk about the damage to area roads and infrastructure as residents recover from recent flooding along the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:37 pmLoading…
Assistant Administrator Todd Young

Assistant Administrator Todd Young

Valley County Roads Assistant Administrator Todd Young looks over a 100-foot washout on Kirwin Road near Glasgow on Wednesday. The county has been repairing roads in the area since the storm broke. 

September 10, 2014 5:37 pmLoading…
Mold grows in alfalfa

Mold grows in alfalfa

Powdery white mold grows on alfalfa waiting to be harvested near Hinsdale as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Farmers insurance meeting

Farmers insurance meeting

Farmers gather at the Elks Lodge in Glasgow to hear about crop insurance as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Dick Cotton talks wheat

Dick Cotton talks wheat

Farmer Dick Cotton talks about his wheat crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

September 10, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tanja Fransen

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tanja Fransen

National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tanja Fransen goes over a list of Milk River flood statistics in Glasgow as residents recover from recent flooding on the river. 

September 10, 2014 5:37 pmLoading…

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