An eye-popping new report from a leading geologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst argues that soil erosion in the Midwest is happening at a far faster clip than previously estimated.
Buying a plot of land in rural America has never been so expensive. And that’s even with soaring interest rates.
Buying a plot of land in rural America has never been so expensive. And that's even with soaring interest rates.
Although similar to compositing, anaerobic digestion generates two byproducts — fertilizer and biogas — whereas composting just produces fertilizer.
Montana sugar refiners expect to wrap up business in January, following a 2022 sugar beet season that dished out a few climate jawbreakers to farmers.
The barriers to entry in agriculture, such as the cost of land, are at historic highs — especially in Montana and the Gallatin Valley. But there are also more resources to support young farmers than there were in the past.
Last week, I spent some time on a farm with Lynwood Broaddus, his son, Bates, and his brother, John.
Inspired by real events, the films tackle issues of race, gender and class in ways that will resonate with many of today’s viewers.
Wyoming is one of five states piloting a resource for agricultural producers.
A severe thunderstorm swept across northern Valley County Monday evening, generating a tornado and high winds that ripped apart buildings, farm equipment, powerlines, trees and crops in and around the small Hi-Line farming community of Glentana.
Brutal drought conditions covered 83% of Montana just three months ago, but now a full 56% of the state is currently normal to abnormally dry. Winter wheat farmers doing better.
Recent flooding along the Yellowstone River has left major questions for Montana’s largest industry as Carbon County and surrounding area farmers and ranchers contend with damage to infrastructure, crops and livestock.
Montana’s primary election is June 7.
Montana’s primary election is June 7.
Three Republican candidates for Montana’s eastern U.S. House district met Thursday night in Miles City for a farm-issues forum that focused mostly on one candidate who didn’t attend, U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale.
You don't have to be a farmer to "know" food.
The last time wheat prices were in this territory was 2008, the start of the Great Recession, a time when Montana grain sales buoyed a state economy that was being rocked by a collapse the housing industry.
“I learned how to do everything we will teach in this program, but I didn’t have it laid out for me like this,” said a local nonprofit worker who farmed for 20 years.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced new initiatives marking its commitment toward Indian Country and tribal self-determination.
As 2021 comes to a close, farmers and ranchers in Montana are still suffering through the worst drought conditions the state has seen in nearly three decades. Dry weather started creeping in mid-2020 and stretched on through a dry winter, spring and summer in 2021.
What was once thought to be a future commodity is now a pariah for area farmers who gave it a shot.
The book is illustrated with Theodore Waddell’s iconic impressionistic artwork, drawn from Waddell’s 30 years of running cattle in central Montana.
“Yield-wise, it will be our worse year since 1988,” said Cassidy Marn, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee executive vice president.
Due in part to consolidation, the farmer’s share of every dollar consumers spend on food has fallen from 50 percent in 1952 to less than 16 percent today. The people doing the hard work of growing and harvesting our food see scant returns from their labors. Meanwhile, the lion’s share of profits generated from food sales goes to these corporations and their shareholders.
The White House confirmed the meeting will take place as part of the president’s discussion with the Western Governors Association about wildfire response and prevention.