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  • 2016 International Year of Pulses

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 19, 2016

    Celebrate 2016 as the International Year of Pulses! Pulse crops, that is, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate because Montana and North Dakota are the two leading states for pulse crop production, such as dry peas and lentils. Montana and North Dakota are responsible for 80% of all dry pea and lentil production. Pulse crops are good for the farmer because they provide an income opportunity when the prices of grain crops are down, and pulse crops planted in rotation with other crops are...

  • Pulse Crops Allow for Diversified Income Potential

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 19, 2016

    In 2003 Beau Anderson made a decision that would change the way he farmed. The price of wheat was down; durum was only selling for $3.35 a bushel, but lentils were selling for $.12 per pound. State and federal legislation had recently made it possible for pulse crops to be insured, and so it seemed like the perfect time to try something new. Anderson is now the Vice President of the Dry Pea & Lentil Council, and it's his thirteenth year as a pulse crop producer, and his ninth year on the Board...

  • Enter Make It With Sugar Oct. 21 for a Chance to Win Great Prizes

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 19, 2016

    The Make It With Sugar contest is coming up, Friday, Oct. 21st, and Anne Babb is looking forward to another year of participation. This will be her fourth year taking part in the contest, previously having entered with delicious desserts and candy. Babb won 1st place for her chocolate cheesecake pie, receiving a hand-made lazy-susan, and she's won People's Choice Award, winning a $100 Gift Certificate to Reese & ray's IGA. "I've always enjoyed cooking and have done it for years," she said,...

  • 2016 Roundup Harvest Festival Beet Decorating Contest

    Oct 19, 2016

    Once again, the kids who entered The Roundup's beet decorating contest showed great imagination and skill. Judging took place on October 11 at Neu's Super Valu in Fairview. Thank you very much to Neu's Super Valu for being such an accommodating host, the Powder Keg and Matilda's for providing great prizes. Special thanks to all who entered- you did a great job!...