A Montana water rights bill that would end a years-long debate was passed by a congressional committee today, the next step in ensuring irrigators and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes can avoid lengthy and costly adjudication of irrigation rights.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Montana State University College of Agriculture received a grant to develop an integrated management framework for cheatgrass, an invasive species in Montana and a growing concern for agriculturalists in the Northern Rockies.
Not much water fell from the sky last month and snow started melting ahead of schedule, but snowpack levels remain near normal in southwestern Montana.
ELTOPIA, Wash. — For farmer Mike Pink, spring is supposed to be a time of hope, when he can survey a green field of young potato plants and anticipate the bounty to be pulled from the sandy soils of the Columbia Basin.
First, international ports closed, limiting shipping options. Then restaurants throughout the United States closed or stayed open only for takeout. Demand for fries and hash browns plummeted.
CULBERTSON – As a young girl, Wendy Bengochea Becker was determined to change her father’s traditional belief that women couldn’t manage farms.
Theodore Hamilton was born to Archibald and Rachael Hamilton on June 15, 1857, in Racine, Wisconsin, the last of eight children.