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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

For a man who always wanted to remain a farmer, being drafted was not a welcome thing.  George says it was like being ordered to volunteer. He had two or three farm deferments but somehow the local draft board official decided he should be drafted anyway. George was often seen driving a truck hauling mi...

‘Armed to Farm’ ‘Armed to Farm’

ST. IGNATIUS – Veteran and current military members focused on a different kind of training mission as they walked through the tall grass at a farm on Foothill Road on Thursday. The national program they were involved in, called Armed to Farm, seeks to help veterans develop or start farms through cl...

Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America

RONAN – United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), stopped in Ronan to share his views on issues from healthcare to water rights on Wednesday, May 31. Tester said President Trump’s first proposed budget cuts a lot of federally funded programs, which if approved will negatively impact everyo...

Dinner honors hundreds in agriculture, awards innovator Dinner honors hundreds in agriculture, awards innovator

RONAN – At least 300 plates were filled with a free steak and potato dinner during the 38th annual Ronan Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Appreciation Banquet on Friday. “This is something the chamber enjoys doing for the entire Mission Valley,” said MSU Extension Agent Jack Stivers. H...

Local farmers to vye for loans at Pitchfest Local farmers to vye for loans at Pitchfest

News from Community Food & Agriculture Coalition MISSOULA — On Jan. 26, Missoula will host the nation’s first ever Kiva Pitchfest, an event to launch three crowdfunded loans to Western Montana farmers. Each farmer will make a short pitch of their business and their loan, and comm...

Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

Ninepipes holds winter Book Chat RONAN — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is sponsoring a “Book Chat” at the Ronan Public Library, 203 Main Street, starting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.  Donna Cheff and Michelle Fenger will lead a four-week discussion on the book, “A...

Thank a farmer/rancher for feeding America Thank a farmer/rancher for feeding America

News from Montana Farmers Union   GREAT FALLS –With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner Montana Farmers Union wants to recognize Montana farmers and ranchers for their role in feeding America. Agriculture remains Montana’s top industry with nearly 28,000 farms and ranches i...

Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being

LAKE COUNTY – Three horses are safe, sound and on the road to recovery after a kind-hearted Ronan woman rescued them from a neglectful owner, but those involved in saving the animals worry there are others out there suffering because of a lack of large-animal rescue resources in the area.  Shan...

Water Compact negotiations pushed to the wire Water Compact negotiations pushed to the wire

With a little less than a month left until the state legislature convenes, state, federal, and tribal officials met in Missoula Dec. 1 to hammer out last minute details of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact.  Officials said they were getting closer to agreeing on most elements of the ...

Meetings discuss ag act, online tools

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be visiting 28 Montana communities this fall to conduct a series of informational meetings about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. A meeting will be held Oct. 17 in...


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