- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:04
- Written by Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette
GLENDIVE - The rail yard in this Eastern Montana train town is teeming with boxcars bound for the Midwest and West Coast. There are more than 300 cars of coal, 200 cars of grain. Black, jellybean-shaped tankers of Bakken crude linked end to end for more than a mile.
They are all waiting for a turn on the only two parallel steel lines between here and the ports of the Pacific Northwest. The only railroad making that run from start to finish is Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which is laying new track at a breathless pace to catch up with demand, but is still far from its goal. The wait for service lately has been longer than the journey for some.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:01
- Written by Wyoming Game & Fish
The folling is a news release from Wyoming Game & Fish:
CHEYENNE – A ruling today by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. continues the suspension of gray wolf hunting in Wyoming. After two years of hunting, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled on Sept. 23 that Wyoming’s plan was not legally sufficient to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule allowing limited take of gray wolves.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:52
- Written by Montana FSA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
Vilsack also announced that new tools are now available to help provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business.
IYFF 2014: Farm to School and cooperative efforts bring together family farmers and local communities
- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:50
- Written by National Farmers Union
WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2014) – In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of family farmers and local communities, as well as some of the tools available to help family farmers increase their economic footprint and clout. A great deal of emphasis is placed this month on cooperatives and farm to school efforts, as October is also both Farm to School Month and Cooperative Month.