As crops go, wheat has always been Montana’s bread and butter and farmers are indicating they planted more winter wheat acres last fall as they cut back on other crops.
Beet slicing at Western Sugar Cooperative’s factory in Billings has ended roughly a month earlier than normal as a result of a 2019 harvest limited by weather.
Another $1.5 billion has been added to a federal disaster aid package, which should benefit Montana farmers clobbered by bad fall weather.
Gov. Steve Bullock has now requested a secretarial disaster designation from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for 11 Montana counties that reported significant weather-related crop losses in 2019.
Sour weather conditions brought Montana’s sugar beet harvest to an abrupt end in November with more than 1,000 acres going unharvested.
Montana sugar factories should be winding down in early February.
Montana’s sugar factories are going into overtime this year processing a record crop of sugar beets.
U.S. farms are producing more food per acre because of genetically modified crops than farmers in Europe where genetically modified organism are banned, a retired Montana State University economist said Monday.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a drought emergency in 19 counties in eastern Montana and two Native American reservations.
BILLINGS — Montana farm and ranch groups know little about President Donald Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary but are being assured forme…
BILLINGS – And the beets go on. And on and on and on, if you’re a Montana farmer in the sugar business.
BILLINGS (AP) — The breach in the wall of an irrigation canal south of Sidney has left some sugar beet acreage high and dry.
BILLINGS - Trucks were rumbling across the scale at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Billings on Thursday as farmers start harvesting …
BILLINGS - An informal settlement agreement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Western Sugar Cooperative’s Billings…
There are many uses for sugar beets, from cereal to soft drinks to baked goods to candy.
HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and real…
LOVELL, Wyo. — Western Sugar is seeking an informal meeting with state regulators to review $71,000 in fines it faces for safety violations in…
Before Sunday’s hail storm shredded Terral Balzer’s crops, the Worden farmer had a feeling things were going just a little too well.
BILLINGS – The Western Sugar Cooperative is recalling 3,700 tons of animal feed distributed by a Lovell sugar beet factory where a woman was k…
POWELL, Wyo. — Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.