Approximately 100 farmers, ranchers and concerned and interested Golden Triangle residents crowded into the Comfort Inn meeting room in Shelby last week to learn more about the proposed Madison Food Park in Great Falls. Todd Hanson of Norseman Consulting Group in Havre was on hand to show a short presentation and answer numerous questions about … More Will Montana beef be processed IN Montana?
by Maggie Nutter ( This is my own experience and does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of MRLA ) What Do Steak and Roses Have In Common? A need for Country of Origin Labeling and Fair Trade. While on a recent trip to Colombia the group I was with toured Melody Flowers, a family business … More What Do Steak and Roses Have In Common?
Guest Blog by Ron Stoneberg, Hinsdale, MT As the 65th MT Legislative Session opened for business last week the usual calls for budget cuts were exceedingly shrill. What made matters worse this year was the loss of revenue due to the demise of the coal and oil and gas industries in Montana. We knew this day … More This Budget is for the Birds
By Trina Jo Bradley According to NBC News, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, told lawmakers that guns might have a place in schools due to the threat from grizzly bears. The article reads, “Pressed on whether she could say ‘definitively’ if guns shouldn’t be in schools, she referred to an earlier … More In Rural America, Bears Actually ARE a Valid Reason for Teachers to be Armed
Guest Blog by Linda L. Chezem, J.D. Chezem Farms Cell: 317-409-5050 Those who remember their childhood excitement on the day the circus came to town are sad. The clever funny clowns have been replaced by the grim and mean animal rights activists. Many remember when PETA stood for “People Eating Tasty Animals” and everyone … More The Circus Has Come to Town for the Last Time
Guest Blog By Quentin Kujala A growing and recovered grizzly bear population in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, which includes the Rocky Mountain Front, has bears in areas they haven’t been for decades. East Front landowners have expressed growing frustration and concern over the frequency and close proximity of grizzly bears to human work and … More Grizzly bear management along the East Front
Marias River Livestock Association was just formed when the issue of Grizzly Bears was brought forward by a few members in the fall/winter of 2012. Most of the MRLA member had not had to deal with bears but members in Pondera and a few along the Marias River had found bears to be a problem. … More Let’s Talk About Bears… again