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Workers OK Northwest Grain contract

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Employees who had been embroiled in a lengthy and sometimes violent labor dispute have voted to return to work Wednesday for three Northwest grain merchants -- in time for the wheat harvest.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said 88 percent of its members voted to ratify a contract running through May 2018. It includes work rule changes and raises.


A visual depiction of Clean Water Act Changes

OMAHA (DTN) -- A House committee is pressuring EPA to release more information about an October 2013 agency contract to create waters and wetlands maps of all 50 states, including making those maps part of the official record on the proposed Clean Water Act rule.

Along with posting EPA maps to its website Wednesday, House Science Space and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to release other documents related to the agency's spending of taxpayer dollars to hire a consultant to develop the maps.


Net Farm Income Forecast To Fall in 2014

The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

USDA has forecasted net farm income for 2014 will be $113.2 billion, down 13.8 percent from 2013’s forecast of $131.3 billion. If that holds true, 2014 net farm income would be the lowest since 2010, but would still remain more than $25 billion above the previous 10-year annual average.   Net cash income is forecast at $123 billion, down 6 percent from 2013.   Net cash income is projected to decline less than net farm income primarily because it includes the sale of more than $10 billion in carryover stocks from 2013.  Net farm income reflects only earnings from current calendar-year production.  The forecast was released earlier this week.  


2014 Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Unofficial Standings

As of August 26, 2014

Montana Circuit Standings - All-Around Standings

1, Luke Gee, Stanford, MT, $18,146.66

2, Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, MT, $16,136.73