Trip of a Lifetime: German Agriculture

In early November I had the chance to travel to Europe for the first time in my life and I got to enjoy the trip of a lifetime in Germany. This trip was part of…

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Policy Advocacy . . .

As many of you know I am the current Vice President of the Montana Grain Growers Association. My position also allows me to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Wheat…

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A beginning farmer’s case for crop insurance . . .

Crop insurance has become one the center piece of U.S. farm policy. Farm policy has been evolving for centuries, dating back to the colonial era. Throughout this great policy evolution we have had a vast…

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Rural America: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and a neighbor ready to help.

Montana is acres away from setting a new record for the number of acres burned in a single year. Over 1 million acres has already been scorched and we are fast approaching the record set…

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Value of a Bushel?

I was browsing through Facebook a few weeks ago and the title of a blog post caught my eye – “What does a bushel of wheat mean to me?“. It was a post that had…

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