Understanding the Unseen Struggles in Agriculture

Understanding the Unseen Struggles in Agriculture

In the realm of agricultural production, numerous stress factors loom over farmers, many of which are completely out of their hands. From battling severe droughts to coping with devastating floods, agricultural producers face a myriad of challenges that can significantly impact their livelihoods. The daily grind of managing milk production or the seasonal demands of…

Harnessing the Wind

Harnessing the Wind

If you are considering venturing into wind farming, you should consider several key factors to determine whether your land is suitable for this renewable energy endeavor. Firstly, wind farming involves harnessing wind energy through wind turbines. It is essential to have a consistent and strong wind resource on your property. Ideally, a minimum average annual…

Markets and Land Prices

Markets and Land Prices

Markets and Land Prices Montana has emerged at the forefront of the nation’s fastest-growing housing markets, according to a recent report by the financial research firm Bankrate. The study highlights a substantial shift, indicating that Montanans now need nearly 78% more income than pre-pandemic levels to acquire a typical home in the state. To meet…

New Power Project in Wyoming

New Power Project in Wyoming

Kemmerer, Wyoming, is making waves as an intriguing energy hub, generating 1% of the nation’s energy output. However, most of this energy is produced by 15 coal-fired plants, contributing significantly to carbon emissions. Construction is scheduled to commence in June on a multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plant backed by TerraPower, a company co-owned by Bill Gates…

Thank a Farmer

Thank a Farmer

Get ready to celebrate all things agriculture because the United States is gearing up for National Agriculture Week from March 17 to 24, 2024, with a special National Ag Day on March 19, 2024! It’s a time when we all tip our hats to farmers, ranchers, and those who make sure we’re clothed. The Agriculture…

Turkey Time

Turkey Time

Turkey hunting in Montana is like stepping into a Wild West movie! With a whopping 120,000 turkeys strutting around (according to NWTF), easy access, and hunters bagging birds left and right, Montana is the ultimate Western turkey hunting hotspot. And picture this: the moment that turkey strolls into view against Montana’s breathtaking backdrop—pure magic! It’s…

2024 Cattle Outlook

2024 Cattle Outlook

One could take a deep plunge into the economic perspectives and trends to analyze the cattle market for the upcoming year. I decided to sift through much of the vocabulary and summarize the key points. AgWest Farm Credit’s 12-month cattle outlook indicates profitable returns for cow-calf producers and slightly profitable returns for cattle feeders in…