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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.

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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. 

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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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Glasgow area farmer John Lacey

Glasgow area farmer John Lacey

Glasgow-area farmer John Lacey hikes to his drowned 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Water in spring wheat

Water in spring wheat

Water stands in Chris Christensen's spring wheat near Hinsdale as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.

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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.

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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. 

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Farmer and rancher Chris Christensen

Farmer and rancher Chris Christensen

Farmer and rancher Chris Christensen pulls up harvested alfalfa near Hinsdale that has started to rot in the fields as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River. 

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Lee Cornwell crosses a foot bridge

Lee Cornwell crosses a foot bridge

Lee Cornwell crosses a hastily built footbridge from his house after the steel and concrete bridge in the background was washed out by high water on Spring Creek near Glasgow.

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Low wheat prices stress young farmers

Low wheat prices stress young farmers

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.

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Montana wheat harvest late but high in protein

Montana wheat harvest late but high in protein

FORSYTH — They raced east to west across the mile-long wheat field like swimmers in a lap pool, their harvesters sending ripples through the golden grain.

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Farmer Phil Steinberger

Farmer Phil Steinberger

Above, farmer Phil Steinberger watches as wheat fills grain bins on his farm near Forsyth. At top, Dallas and Ashley Green, who operate DG Harvesting, cut wheat on Steinberger’s farm on Aug. 7.

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Phil Steinberger looks at wheat

Phil Steinberger looks at wheat

Steinberger inspects grains of wheat after the recent harvest. According to Cassidy Marn, marketing director for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, early reports show protein levels over 13 percent and test weights over 63 pounds per bushel.

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Dallas and Ashley Green

Dallas and Ashley Green

Dallas and Ashley Green operate DG Harvesting as they cut wheat on a farm near Forsyth.

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