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Cool, wet weather slows Montana wheat progress

Cool, wet weather slows Montana wheat progress

That iconic Montana image of combines trundling through winter wheat in July may have to wait because of cool, wet weather in May and June.

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Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

After months of delays, the logjam of Montana grain waiting to ship by train to Pacific ports is beginning to break.

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Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Montana wheat shipments to Pacific Northwest ports continue to improve after a cold, sluggish winter for BNSF trains.

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Cold, wet weather challenges Montana farms

Cold, wet weather challenges Montana farms

Farmers are struggling with cold, wet weather — including snow — as they seed the 2014 crop.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senators ask BNSF for better Montana service

Rail shipping delays are hurting Montana's economy and need to improve, the state's U.S. senators told BNSF on Friday.

May 02, 2014 5:46 pmLoading…
Montana farmers back away from spring wheat, look for other crops

Montana farmers back away from spring wheat, look for other crops

With grain markets in flux, Montana farmers say they will back away from spring wheat and plant other crops this season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 03, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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For the health of it: Gluten-free products are a fast-growing segment in food

For the health of it: Gluten-free products are a fast-growing segment in food

Frequent migraine headaches made Krista Stetson’s life miserable from the time she was a teen-ager.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grain trains delayed by weather, construction, oil

Grain trains delayed by weather, construction, oil

Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains.

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USDA: Montana farm products worth $4.23 billion in 2012

USDA: Montana farm products worth $4.23 billion in 2012

The value of Montana’s agricultural products surpassed $4 billion in 2012, a 50 percent increase over five years, capping the longest modern period of historic price increases, according to federal census data released Thursday.

February 20, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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USDA: Net farm income to slide 27 percent

USDA: Net farm income to slide 27 percent

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.

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Monsanto plans conventional wheat research in MT

GREAT FALLS — Monsanto Co. is offering assurances that the wheat-breeding research center it plans to open in Great Falls will involve conventional research and not genetically modified organisms.

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Monsanto wants wheat testing site near Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Cascade County commissioners have voted to re-zone property on the northwestern edge of Great Falls to allow seed and herbicide maker Monsanto Co. to locate a wheat breeding testing site there.

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Wheat prices on a 3-month slide

Wheat prices on a 3-month slide

The price of wheat has been on a steady slide for three months, testing farmers’ nerves.

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Montana's top grain marketer resigns

Montana's top grain marketer resigns

Montana’s primary grain marketer is looking for new leadership, following the resignation of state Wheat and Barley Committee Executive Vice President Kim Falcon.

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Baucus to host ambassadors of Montana's biggest trade partners

Baucus to host ambassadors of Montana's biggest trade partners

Five foreign ambassadors will travel across Montana on a trade promotion tour with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., next week.

September 05, 2013 1:40 pm Photos

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Another $1 billion wheat crop in sight

Another $1 billion wheat crop in sight

Montana appears headed for another billion-dollar wheat crop, though wet weather has dramatically slowed spring harvest in the northern counties.

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Wheat harvest

Wheat harvest

Hardin wheat farmer Brett Nedens describes how this seasons wheat harvest is performing.

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Key MSU gene research published

Key MSU gene research published

A Montana State University plant geneticist’s work on a deadly crop disease is featured in the journal Science.

July 01, 2013 5:39 pm Video Photos

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Late-May rains bring smiles to Montana's farmers

Late-May rains bring smiles to Montana's farmers

A month ago, it didn't look like Bernhardt farm west of Park City would ever see rain again.

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Combine wheat

Combine wheat

A combine harvests wheat in the shimmering heat waves along Buffalo Trail Tuesday July 10, 2012.

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