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How small, community-based processors are building a more resilient Montana food system.
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.
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.
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Last month’s canal failure will restrict some 800 irrigators from Havre to Glasgow to about half the water they normally use during a season.
Lifting Voices: How food banks, senior services and schools are tackling hunger in Montana’s time of COVID-19
Food security isn’t a new concern for many Montanans, but it’s certainly among the challenges exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, Wildlife Services killed 7,965 coyotes, 46 wolves, one grizzly bear and many other species in Montana.