A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for Montana grain farmers, according to rail observers.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
It's pumpkin pie.
It's pumpkin pie.
Since 2011, high water on the Milk River has caused bank erosion that is spreading toward houses in Hinsdale.
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.
Glasgow area farmer John Lacey shows his destroyed alfalfa crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
Glasgow area farmer John Lacey shows his drowned alfalfa crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
Jenifer Hansen presents information on crop insurance at the Glasgow Elks Lodge as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
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.
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.
Powdery white mold grows on alfalfa waiting to be harvested near Hinsdale as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
Farmers gather at the Elks Lodge in Glasgow to hear about crop insurance as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
Farmer Dick Cotton talks about his wheat crop as residents recover from recent flooding on the Milk River.
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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