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Torgersons awards Montana FFA students with a trip of a lifetime

In their commitment to more than a century of service Torgerson’s has continued to learn from the past and grow with the future of agriculture.  They continue to see value and invest in the future of agriculture by partnering with the Montana FFA Foundation.  Torgerson’s stepped on as Montana FFA’s first corporate sponsor at the 79thMontana FFA State Convention back in 2009.  As part of the sponsorship Torgerson’s supports the Mechanics CDE, Agriculture Opportunities Tour and for the past 5 years has participated with the chapters in a raffle.

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Food ingredient fears target wheat

It’s one of the most iconic scenes from America’s Heartland—combines sweeping slowly over golden fields of wheat, sun peaking from behind puffy white clouds, trucks on the edge of fields hauling wheat to silos that look like prairie castles from afar.  

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Montana FSA: USDA selects 36 energy facilities to accept biomass deliveries

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Biomass owners who supply these facilities may qualify for BCAP delivery assistance starting July 28, 2014.

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Day 1 of spring wheat tour unveils great crops

BISMARCK, N.D. (DTN) -- Tour scouts saw a spring wheat crop with high yield potential and little disease pressure on their first day of scouting in southern North Dakota.

The Wheat Quality Council's Hard Red Spring Wheat tour's first day yield averaged 48.1 bushels per acre, higher than last year's 43.5 bpa. That estimate includes both spring and winter wheat varieties. The average for spring wheat yield from 156 fields was calculated at 48.3 bpa, compared to 43.3 bpa from last year. Scouts measured six winter wheat fields with an average yield of 42.9.

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Senators meet with EPA administrator

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee finally got their meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday and urged her to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. rule, but a McCarthy spokeswoman said issues with the rule can be handled in the agency's comment process.

McCarthy got an earful about the agency's problems in rural America. In what appeared to be a coordinated effort, three senators all issued immediate news releases criticizing the administration and the EPA proposal.

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