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Cottage Food Comes to Montana

My grandma made amazing cookies. They weren’t just the best on the Hi-Line. They were the best in Montana. I’m sure those are fighting words t…

Pork producers have made strides in environmental stewardship

Each year in the latter parts of April the United States annually recognizes Earth Day, a day in which all U.S. citizens reflect on environmen…

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Using domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment to manage fallow and terminate cover crops may enable farmers …

Durum prices slip slightly as planting begins

Durum prices slip slightly as planting begins

Like other commodities, durum prices have slipped slightly as planting gets under way across the region.“Most of the current bids are between …

Montana Grain Growers Association and Montana Grains Foundation Award 2015 Scholarships

Great Falls – The Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) and the Montana Grains Foundation (MGF) are pleased to announce the recipients of t…

BeefTalk: When should you have your cows calve?

Now that the calving season is well into the second 21 days for many producers, the anxiety starts diminishing. Those cows that have calved ar…

Planned BNSF Rate Increase Mitigated for Montana Producers

Great Falls – The service difficulties experienced by BNSF Railway in 2013-2014 appear to be resolved, with an impressive jump in turns-per-mo…

Proper storage and handling vaccines can pay big dividends

Proper storage and handling vaccines can pay big dividends

It doesn’t take long for a livestock producer to get hundreds of dollars invested in a vaccination program, according to Lisa Pederson, beef q…

Wyoming producers

Wyoming producers have been out preparing seedbeds and planting a diverse range of spring crops over the past month and are also beginning to …

Purdue reports grain entrapments up nationwide in 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The number of grain bin entrapments and resulting fatalities in the U.S. rose last year to their highest levels since 2…

Annual U.S. Wheat Crop Tour Strengthens Relationships with Japanese Executive Millers

Great Falls, Mont. — Building mutual trust and long-term business relationships takes time and commitment. As a part of market development act…

High Plains Ranch Practicum taking applications for 2015-16 sessions

A national award-winning livestock extension program is again being offered for 2015-2016 beginning in May and ending in February.The High Pla…

Hardys operate farm, seed business, crop insurance on Mont./ND border

Hardys operate farm, seed business, crop insurance on Mont./ND border

BEACH, N.D. – In the long valleys and rolling hills south of Beach, located near the North Dakota/Montana border, Don and Jean Hardy and their…

U.S., Honduras Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade

Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS, April 29, 2015 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo …

Wheat market struggling to find strength

Wheat market struggling to find strength

Wheat futures have been on a bit of down trend recently, although the market had seen some strength during the previous week, according to Eri…

Here’s a plastic that soil microbes can eat up

Here’s a plastic that soil microbes can eat up

Biodegradable plastic is a term that’s been around for a while, but companies are now making some real headway developing products for horticu…

Barley markets remain steady through mid April

Barley markets remain steady through mid April

Despite a bump in acres seeded to barley this year, prices have remained steady due to the short supply of malting barley due to a large amoun…

Outbreak of avian influenza continues in Minnesota turkey flocks, elsewhere

More cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza were reported in mid- to late-April across Minnesota and several other states.As of April …

Rolling in the dough: Montana Made Papa Larry’s Pizza Dough mixes up perfect pizza foundation

Rolling in the dough: Montana Made Papa Larry’s Pizza Dough mixes up perfect pizza foundation

Montana Made Papa Larry’s Pizza Dough is high-quality, homemade pizza dough that is the base for many a homemade pizza pie – and now is catchi…