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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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Wheat is transferred into a truck

Wheat is transferred into a truck

Wheat is transferred into a truck as Dallas and Ashley Green operate DG Harvesting on a farm near Forsyth recently.

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Dallas and Ashley Green operate DG Harvesting

Dallas and Ashley Green operate DG Harvesting

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

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Wheat is harvested near Forsyth

Wheat is harvested near Forsyth

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

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Custom cutter Dallas Green

Custom cutter Dallas Green

Dallas Green operates DG Harvesting. His son, Rory, and nephew, Kyler Veneble, are along for the ride as he harvests winter wheat on Phil Steinberger’s farm near Forsyth recently.

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Ashley Green harvests wheat

Ashley Green harvests wheat

Ashley Green harvests wheat with her husband Dallas. The couple operates DG Harvesting as they cut wheat on a farm near Forsyth. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Union dispute in Washington threatens Montana grain shipments

Union dispute in Washington threatens Montana grain shipments

A major shipping bottleneck in Washington state threatens Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop just as harvest begins.

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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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