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 When Seaman decided to dedicate his life to farming, he set out looking for a place with a ripe ear of corn and tomato grown out doors, hunting, fishing and good people. He says he found that in Paradise, Montana.
Corin Cates-Carney

Small Farmers Struggle To Compete Even As Demand For Organics Grows

Two hundred fifteen certified organic producers in Montana are cashing in on the growing demand for organic products. Organic farm sales in the United States grew 82 percent in the past five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. But the growing demand doesn’t guarantee small organic farms will be, or stay, profitable.
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This week a man died in New Jersey of a hemorrhagic fever. This by itself is fairly unusual in the Garden State. Making the case even more odd was that the man was being monitored for Ebola by New Jersey health officials and the case should have been caught earlier.

The events expose a hole in a public health system meant to track potential Ebola cases.

The 55-year-old New Jersey resident worked in the mining industry and traveled frequently to West Africa. Two weeks ago he landed at JFK International Airport after a flight from Liberia.

Publishing's big week is almost over. The industry's annual convention, BookExpo America, ends Friday in New York, and on Saturday the publishing world opens its doors to the public with BookCon, where avid readers will get the chance to mix and mingle with their favorite authors.

On the shores of California one recent morning, female Marines were heaving heavy chains to secure amphibious assault vehicles that soon would roll into the waves.

The exercise was one part of a yearlong experiment aimed at settling the question of whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat.

I started off wondering whether I might be able to spell a few of the words right. I ended up realizing that most of them I had never even heard of before.

Iridocyclitis. Cibarial. Pyrrhuloxia. And so on.

It was one of the many surprises of an evening spent watching the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night in Washington.

Another big surprise was how much I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I had expected to see a bunch of highly trained kids who've spent months and years memorizing the dictionary, essentially regurgitating that information.

Evening Newscast 05-28-15

9 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against a Havre businessman for his alleged role in defrauding the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Shad James Huston pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit theft, theft from an Indian tribal organization, and wire fraud.

Montana's largest mining company announced a tentative labor agreement with about 900 workers on today, setting up a vote next week by union members bitter over recent pay raises for some executives.

For the second day in a row Montana’s Republican representatives in Washington are blasting an Obama administration environmental initiative. Yesterday it was new clean water rules proposed by the EPA. Today, it’s new plans to protect sage grouse in 10 western states revealed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

The parent company of the Missoulian newspaper has sued a former publisher and four former advertising employees, alleging they stole confidential client information from the newspaper to form a competing marketing agency.

Sen. Tester Talks Infrastructure In Eastern Montana

10 hours ago
Sen. Jon Tester (D) Montana
Courtesy photo

Senator Jon Tester met with local officials in Sidney Thursday to talk about the Bakken-area boom town’s strained roads, water and sewer systems.

Tester has made numerous trips to and held field hearings in Bakken-impacted communities. He’s wanted a first-hand look at how these communities are coping with what was rapid growth. The most recent field hearing was last fall.

 When Seaman decided to dedicate his life to farming, he set out looking for a place with a ripe ear of corn and tomato grown out doors, hunting, fishing and good people. He says he found that in Paradise, Montana.
Corin Cates-Carney

Two hundred fifteen certified organic producers in Montana are cashing in on the growing demand for organic products. Organic farm sales in the United States grew 82 percent in the past five years, according to the Organic Trade Association.

But the growing demand doesn’t guarantee small organic farms will be, or stay, profitable.

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