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MSU begins seminar series in ag, natural resource topics

A philanthropic foundation dedicated to agricultural research and educational programs has funded a new academic seminar series at Montana State University. The Bair Ranch Foundation Seminar Series, housed in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, part of MSU’s College of Agriculture, will bring nationally renowned experts in agricultural and natural resources to MSU and Read More…

Steer donations needed for MSU’s student Steer-A-Year program

Montana ranchers are encouraged to donate a steer for the benefit of the learning and development of next generation agricultural producers. Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of steers for its Steer-A-Year program. The program accepts donated steers, monetary support and feed. The donated steers allow students in the program to engage Read More…

At MSU’s dining halls, local ingredients connect university with Montana agriculture

Among the many dishes Montana State University serves to its students, staff and visitors, it’s hard to find a recipe that doesn’t include at least one ingredient that came from a Montana farm or ranch. Strolling among the cuisine counters at Miller Dining Commons recently, Kara Landolfi, MSU’s Farm to Campus Coordinator, noted wood-fired pizzas Read More…

Harbert to Speak at Petroleum Event

Karen Alderman Harbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute will be the speaker at the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon on August 29. The event which is sponsored by the Montana Petroleum Association will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Billings, and is open to Read More…

State-of-the-art plant adds 12 new, high-paying jobs

Roger and Lisa Sammons are definitely overachievers. When the owners of Pardue Grain invited dignitaries, local business owners and customers, vendors and contractors to the “groundbreaking” of their new pulse crop processing facility, they forgot to mention the facility’s construction is well underway! Last Friday’s ceremony was merely a formality as the Sammons and their Read More…

LIVINGSTON – Livingston’s Printing For Less (PFL) held a ceremonial groundbreaking event Friday for its new 55,000-square-foot digital printing and fulfillment center. The company plans to add 100 new employees once the new center is complete. Just this past year it added 80 new positions at its Livingston location. “We’re obviously optimistic about our own Read More…

Hotels on the Rise

Since the beginning of 2016, in a two-and-a-half year span, Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls have added six new hotels with 500-plus rooms and more than 300,000 total square feet, counting four completed hotels and two scheduled for completion this summer. Now another new hotel is coming to Kalispell with the recent application of My Read More…

Montana to see $2.1 million investment from Union Pacific

The railroad’s planned investment will fund various initiatives, including a $1.4 million investment in the rail line between Butte-Silver Bow and near Lima to replace 10,000 crossties along our Montana Subdivision. UP also plans a $748,600 investment in the rail line between Moose Creek and Walkerville to replace curve rail along the railroad’s Montana Subdivision. Read More…

Eagle Bancorp Montana Earns $573,000 in the First Quarter; Highlighted by Ruby Valley Bank Acquisition; Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.09 per Share

HELENA, Montana, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBMT), (the “Company,” “Eagle”), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, today reported net income was $573,000, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $763,000, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017. Read More…

Montana a growing part of $950 billion ‘app economy,’ report says

The app development side of Montana’s much-lauded tech sector will continue its upward trajectory, according to a newly released report. The sixth annual report, the State of the App Economy — aggregated by ACT The App Association, an industry organization that represents more than 5,000 app makers — details the growth of an almost $1 Read More…

Daines leads lawmakers to push Trump on TPP

Sen. Steve Daines led a coalition of 25 leading Republican senators last week, asking President Donald Trump to reconsider his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-lateral trade deal that agricultural producers across Montana support. “With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of America’s borders, expanding trade opportunities is critical to Montana’s economy,” Read More…

MSU releases new winter wheat grain and forage varieties

The Montana State University winter wheat breeding program has released two new varieties intended as replacements of MSU-bred winter wheat lines Willow Creek and Yellowstone – two of Montana’s most widely planted wheat varieties. “I guess you could say these new varieties are both younger, better, upgraded versions of their parents,” said Phil Bruckner, MSU’s Read More…

Top execs depart Kalispell Regional

Kalispell Regional Healthcare is undergoing a transition in its leadership team as three top executives, the director of its digestive health institute and a contingent of its internal design team have either departed or announced plans to retire. In recent weeks, three prominent members of the Kalispell Regional staff who also serve on the hospital Read More…

Signs of the Times

In the outside, Meissenburg Designs still looks a lot like it did when it was the site of Martin’s Peat, located southeast of Bigfork. Loyd and Laura Meissenburg acquired the property in 2013, with most of the changes occurring inside to accommodate their growing design and fabrication company. The magnificent Swan Mountains rise above the Read More…