Latest AG Reporting
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.
Montana’s family farms and ranches face uncertainties as producers age toward retirement.
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.
Don’t miss a single story.
Subscribe to our free newsletter.
MORE AG REPORTING
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.
Cattle prices are down about 30% since the beginning of the year, even as the price of store-bought beef spikes.