Turning a local problem into effective policy

One of the most common questions we get as leaders of a commodity organization is simple: what is the value for members? What do we do for the producers in our area? For our Montana…

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One and the same: I’m a Human, a Mom, a Farmer, a Consumer

Choosing the food we feed our family is an inherently emotional choice. This is a choice that is often clouded with mass amounts of readily available information on the internet, which is often unreliable, filled…

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Are Farmers Ever Happy with the Weather?

Farmers and the weather are inextricably linked. Without favorable weather, it does not matter if we make all the right choice: we can choose the right seed, crop protection packages, and have all the right…

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What Does It Mean To Work In Acres Not Hours?

In agriculture circles it is not uncommon to see the phrase: “To those that work in acres not hours,” but what does that mean? Farming and ranching is a career known for its long hours…

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Why Our Farm Is Not Organic . . .

Often one of the first questions I am asked when I say I am a 4th generation farmer from Montana is: are you organic? The short answer is no. However, like most things in agriculture,…

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