READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public. The special counsel spent nearly two years investigating attacks on the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians behind it. » Read the roughly 400-page report. Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."...

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The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal under the U.S. Department of Agriculture for farmers to produce hemp, but the federal agency has been slow to implement some aspects of the new law.

That’s an issue for potential hemp farmers in Montana who are trying to buy seeds from Canada.

The USDA doesn’t plan to approve state hemp plans, which license farmers to grow industrial hemp for agricultural purposes, until fall.

Kene Sperry

On the premiere episode of the fifth season of Field Days, we meet the Brown family of Amaltheia Organic Dairy in Belgrade.


The Chocolate Chirp Cookies are Cowboy Cricket Farms' largest income-producing product.
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From grain malting to cheese production, farmers and ranchers in Montana are finding new ways to add value to their raw products. And for one farm in Belgrade, that raw product chirps. Cowboy Cricket Farms is one of twenty operations that received a state grant earlier this year to scale up and break into new markets.

The U.S. Capitol building
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Montana’s Congressional delegates are drawing a range of conclusions from the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

KAMUT wheat plant
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Big Sandy farmer Bob Quinn was a child in the mid-1960s when a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain that changed his life in ways he describes in his new book, Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs and Healthy Food. He wrote the book with Stanford University lecturer Liz Carlisle.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Sarah Brown sat down with Quinn to talk about what modern farming of ancient grains means for the environment, the economy and the eater.

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

The special counsel spent nearly two years investigating attacks on the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians behind it.

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Democratic Senator Jon Tester hosted a town hall in Bozeman Tuesday where he answered questions about immigration, healthcare and climate change — among other hot topic issues.

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing to remove non-native smallmouth bass from Gallatin Valley ponds. The agency says the Midwestern fish could spread to other water bodies — including the blue-ribbon lower Madison River — and drastically reduce trout populations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposes to limit hours at four ports of entry in northern Montana.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is walking back its plan to limit operating hours at the Port of Raymond in northern Montana while it reassesses feedback.

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Education are in Wolf Point this week investigating claims of racial discrimination.
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Federal investigators are in northeast Montana this week looking into alleged racial discrimination in public schools.

Three investigators from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ Seattle region spent Monday speaking with Wolf Point School District administrators and families.

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