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Montana Hail Board
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Coverage And Premiums Raised

This Monday, the Montana Hail Board voted to expand coverage, including a slight increase in premiums on hail insurance. At producers' request & with the authority granted in House Bill 189, the board voted unanimously to increase per-acreage coverage on non-irrigated land from $50 to $75 & on irrigated land from $76 to $114 or a 60% increase in coverage. My fri

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on stage
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Sheldon Is On Stage

Actually, he's in a room...Room #202 at the Holiday Inn down in Great Falls during Western Art Week this week. World famous author & longtime Conrad resident Dale Sheldon will be presenting his sculptures this Wednesday (tomorrow) through Sunday. Wh

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the Gollehon farm
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Meet The Gollehons

They're Gary & Becky (she was an Ihnen) & they farm 32 miles east of Brady in the northwest corner of Choteau County in an area north of "The Knees." known as the Ashmoor Community. Montana Agriculture Appreciation is going on this month (March) & the Gollehons are certainly an example of today's modern Montana farmer. Gary's gre

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are we dead yet
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Are We Dead

Dale Sheldon's new book, "Who Lost?" has me kicking the slats out of my cradle! Probably one of the funniest lines I've ever read in my life is on page 27, when poor Dale says to his pop, "I asked Dad if we were dead

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the Carey Act
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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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cartoon of a plane going down
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This Guy Is A Laugh Riot

He's Conrad's own & the world famous author, Dale Sheldon, & we're reading Dale's book up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. We started "Who Lost?" last Tuesday evening & we'll continue on this evening (Tuesday) at 6 at the Heritage. The 1st 16

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my 10 picks
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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
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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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USDA
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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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Montana homesteading
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Head To The Homestead

Back in the "Old days", homesteading consisted of trying to live & maintain on 160 acres of FREE land for a 5 year period under what was known as the "Homestead Act." This was followed by a "Relief Act" which reduced the residency to only 3 years. Th

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(Flickr User mr.bologna)
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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

REA
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REA Came To Stay

The year was 1936 when our government, under ol' FDR organized some 248 R.E.A. Cooperatives, making it possible to energize rural America. Many of our area farming communities were without the use of electric power until the adoption of Rural Electrification Act of 1936

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