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Technology in Agriculture

When you think of farming, you may not think much about the technology that is involved.

The basic technology of agricultural machines has changed little in the last century. Though modern harvesters and planters may do a better job or be slightly tweaked from their predecessors, the US $250,000 combine of today still cuts, threshes, and separates grain in essentially the same way it has always been done

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Sage Grouse

(Undated) – Earlier this month, the wildlife advocate group “Wildearth Guardians,”
Filed a legal petition with the federal government to ban coal mining in some areas,
Including Montana, saying it would do more to protect the Sage Grouse

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the Carey Act

Not All Land

Montana Ag Appreciation Month is underway this month & the talk often turns to early day homesteading. Not all land was available for homesteading back in the "Early Days." however. A Congressional Measure, approved on August 18, 1894, provided Montana & other states with 1,000,000 acres to be known as "The Carey Act." That'

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Valier Area Development Corporation

Feeling Rather Froggy

The Valier Area Development Corporation has scheduled an important meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) down at Froggies in Valier. All Valier residents are strongly encouraged to attend tomorrow night's meeting of the Valier Area Development Corporation as they continue moving FORWARD for the future

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Free Land! Enough to Feed Your Family!

According to an article by David Quammen in the January, 2012 issue of National Geographic:
The earnest saga of farming and ranching in northern Montana began with a misconception that verged on a lie: free land, enough to feed your family! But the land wasn't quite free, and it was far from enough.
On  January 1, 1863,

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cocktails at five

Cocktails At Five

The Valier Friends of the Library will be having their Annual Dinner tomorrow (Saturday) night. All the FUN begins at 5 with no host cocktails & then there'll be a delicious prime rib dinner on the platter at 6 tomorrow night. Ti

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Farm Fun Facts

Fun Farm Facts

  • Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
  • There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  • Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
  • The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit is the c

Farmer Jane?

If you grew up like most Americans, the word farmer probably conjures an image of a man in overalls, maybe driving a tractor or standing by a trusty dog. Preschool songs and television taught you that men farm and women garden.


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my 10 picks

The 10 Most Influential People in Agriculture History

Any "Most Influential" list of people or events can only be opinion. I have read quite a bit on agriculture in America and have compiled this list from my personal opinion and my personal reading. Feel free to comment if you feel there are others that should have made the list

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knowledge is power

Knowledge Is Power

National Agriculture Day will honor Agriculture this month (March) & the theme this year is: "Agriculture; 365 Sunrises & 7 Billion Mouths to Feed." Knowledge IS power & you must stay informed on how the new farm bill will affect your farming operations. Find out m

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United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), also known as the Agriculture Department is the US executive department responsible for developing and executing the policies on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food

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Did you know… Ag Appreciation

According to the Department of Agriculture:

Mining and agriculture lured settlers to Montana during the latter half of the 1800s, and agriculture remains the state's number one industry. One out of every six Montana workers is

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