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With climate change threatening almost 25,000 Montana agricultural jobs in the next 50 years and a movement toward ecologically based agricultural practices gaining ground nationwide, an increasing number of Montana producers are building topsoil, drought resilience and profits by integrating practices like organic or regenerative systems.
SB 267 would allow for reimbursement of hunting expenses, and SB 314 would remove bag limits and legalize baiting and spotlighting.
There’s a bottleneck of bison at brucellosis quarantine facilities outside of Yellowstone National Park. Two bills introduced by a Montana lawmaker could alleviate that, helping tribes across the U.S. restore viable wild herds. Will the Montana Legislature back them?
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The long-negotiated water rights agreement, now endorsed by the state and federal governments, heads to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for final approval.
If Montanans want to keep Montana-grown food — and the associated dollars — in-state, the local supply chain will have the be expanded. That includes storage and distribution infrastructure, but the bottleneck is mostly at the food processor level.
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