The Montana Conservationist

It’s time for the weekly fluff! No, just kidding. It’s time for The Montana Conservationist! This week in TMC, we get the bad news out of the way first with a spring drought outlook. Then we’ve got a study with ideas on how to convince farmers to conserve water (hint: loads of cash is a […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the first TMC of 2016! We know you missed it over the holidays, so this issue is chock full of gems. We’ll start by officially kicking off the International Year of the Pulses—those nutritious, delicious, little legumes that can help heal the world! On page 2, Hamilton is set to welcome Montana’s first […]

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The Montana Conservationist

The last TMC of the year, folks! In this issue: USDA closes a payments loophole that allowed inactive farm managers to collect safety net payments, meaning more for those who are actually putting work in on the farm A group of Tongue River ranchers is fighting to get the proposed Tongue River Railroad permanently denied […]

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The Montana Conservationist

It’s time for The Montana Conservationist! This week, we take a look at the first stats on snowpack for the 2016 snow year, and hear from a town in Canada that has a sweet idea to keep winter roads clear. Then, Montana takes the national stage as OPI gets a grant to host a Farm […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the Veteran’s Day edition of The Montana Conservationist. We’ll start with a great article by the Great Falls Tribune about an Air Force veteran who realized during his service that all he wanted was to return to his family’s Montana ranch—and the various programs that are helping other veterans transition to careers in […]

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The Montana Conservationist

Welcome to the most recent edition of The Montana Conservationist! This week we start by hearing from some fourth graders in Liberty County that got their hands dirty learning about wetland soils. Then, sticking with the school theme, the USDA has information on the successes of the Farm to School Program—apparently $600 million was spent […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist: A story in Last Best News discusses the history of cooperation in the Musselshell Watershed, and the successes that cooperation has spawned. Then, it’s time to get out your clover seeds, as we hear from the USDA that Montana (the nation’s second largest honey producer) has been added to […]

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The Montana Conservationist

This week in The Montana Conservationist, you’ll be surprised, given our total lack of commitment to the bird, to hear that we discuss the recent decision to keep sage grouse off the endangered species (this is sarcasm, we are actually very excited about the announcement). Then we’ll sweep you right from the sage brush steppes […]

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