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Meat processed in Montana more than doubled in last year

On Tuesday, Governor Gianforte announced meat processed in Montana facilities more than doubled in the last fiscal year. “Montana meat processors continued their strong momentum, more than doubling the amount of meat processed over the last...

 

USDA searching for innovations in climate-smart agriculture and soil health

On Tuesday The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will invest $25 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials program. Through CIG, partners work to address our nation's water...

 

Visit Southeast Montana announces new executive board

Visit Southeast Montana announces the new Executive Board of Directors for 2023. Sabre Moore, chair, represents Carter County; Jessica Malone, vice-chair, represents Powder River County; Morgan Belvea...

 

US Postal Service rate increases

The U.S. Postal Service raised the price of mailing a first-class letter effective Sunday. A “forever” stamp now costs 60 cents. In addition to the two-cent price increase on first-class stamps, other postal services will also cost more. The list...

 

State FSA director appointed

President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint five U.S. Department of Agriculture regional positions, including three Farm Service Agency State Executive Directors and two Rural Development State Directors. Maureen Wicks has spent over 30...

 
 By Brad Mosher    Regional    July 8, 2022

Ancient skull

A new resident of Fallon County was found recently – after being missing for millions of years – but unlike the popular Jurassic Park movie franchise, this dinosaur from the distant past is from...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    Regional    July 8, 2022

Tax-cap measure CI-121 and other initiatives will miss the fall ballot

A proposed property tax cap and three other ballot initiatives supporters had hoped to put before Montana voters in November's general election are dead in the water after failing to meet...

 

Spots open in July hunter ed class at Miles City

Seats are still available for an in-person Hunter Education class scheduled for July 22-24 in Miles City. To register, visit https://register-ed.com/programs/montana/32-montana-hun...

 

Governor dedicates $5 million to support tourism reliant businesses impacted by flooding

Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the state is accepting applications for $5 million in grant funding to assist tourism reliant businesses impacted by flooding in Carbon, Park, and Stillwater Counties. “Last week in Gardiner, I met with th...

 

President approves Montana disaster declaration for historic flooding after urging by Tester, Daines, Rosendale

After urging by U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale, President Biden today approved their request for a major disaster declaration as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall. Yesterday, the Montana del...

 

Stockman Bank establishes Montana Flood Relief Fund

Stockman Bank has established the Montana Flood Relief Fund to assist those affected by record flooding across Montana this week. Thousands of residents and tourists have been trapped and isolated by the rising waters, which have also caused signific...

 

'Exceptional set of circumstances' converge to shatter streamflow records across southern Montana

Low temperatures and persistent precipitation combined with an unusually high June snowpack to set the stage for historic flooding in southwest and south-central Montana this week. At least five rivers in Park, Carbon and Stillwater counties set...

 

Governor appoints Heather Perry to Tenth Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced his appointment of Heather Perry to serve on the Tenth Judicial District Court, which includes Fergus, Judith Basin, and Petroleum counties. Perry fills the vacancy created by Tenth Judicial District Judge...

 

State hail insurance policies available for purchase until August 15th

As the state has received some much needed moisture, the Montana State Hail Program is reminding producers to make sure their crops are covered. With spring plantings wrapping up, staff is ready to assist producers with acquiring State Hail...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    Regional    June 3, 2022

In Eastern district U.S. House race, it's Rosendale versus the idealists

On paper at least, Montana's newly drawn Eastern U.S. House district is Matt Rosendale's to lose. The incumbent U.S. congressman, elected to represent the whole state by a 12-point margin in 2020,...

 

Montana Supreme Court says no to Election Day voter registration

Under an order issued Tuesday by the Montana Supreme Court, Election Day voter registration will once again be prohibited in the state. The order overturned a district court injunction from March that blocked portions of four new election...

 

Mid-Rivers annual meeting to be held May 24 in Jordan

The 69th Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Annual Meeting will be held on May 24, 2022, at the Garfield County High School Gymnasium in Jordan, Montana. Member registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Business Meeting at 11:00...

 

Montana Association of State Grazing Districts elects new leadership

The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) conducted its Annual Meeting on May 16 in Lewistown, Montana. Along with the association’s annual business meeting, a new president and vice president were elected to lead the...

 

MSGA invites public to attend the midyear meeting in Sidney

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) will be hosting their annual MidYear Meeting in Sidney, Montana, June 1-3, 2022 and invites Montana’s ranching community to attend. “We’re excited to be in Sidney this year for our MidYear Meeting,...

 

Mid-Rivers Communications awards $75,000 in scholarships to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the award of thirty-six scholarships to students from the Cooperative’s service area. Six $2,500 scholarships were awarded to students planning to attend Dawson Community College or Miles Community...

 

Paddlefish season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri starts May 15

The 2022 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers will start on Sunday, May 15. Anglers should be aware that the first two days of this season, Sunday and Monday, are not...

 

Giacometto named CEO of the International Order of T. Roosevelt

On April 28th, Titans of American Business launched the International Order of T. Roosevelt in order to preserve nature’s precious resources through conservation, education, and stewardship in order that future generations may enjoy what the past...

 

FWP accepting applications from southeast Montana landowners for Block Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is accepting applications from new landowners in southeast Montana’s Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block Management is a cooperative effort between landowners and FWP...

 

Additional detections of avian influenza confirmed in Montana

On Wednesday, April 27, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) received confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a Pondera County flock. Montana now has eight flocks confirmed infected as part of a wave of HPAI infections in...

 

Montana's economy 7th strongest in nation with robust growth in 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced Montana’s economy grew an inflation-adjusted 6.7% in 2021, the seventh largest rate of growth in the country. It also marks the sharpest rate growth in Montana in more than 40 years. Montanans’ personal...

 

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