Montana crops get COVID bump, questions

At Cyndi Johnson’s farm near Conrad, spring planting preparations are continuing as in any other year. Johnson and her husband are getting their equipment in order, leveling a spot...

Obama Regulatory Pick Blocked Influence of Agency He’ll Now Head

In the midst of a stream of financial scandals and regulatory failures, President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of two key regulators yesterday: Mary Schapiro as the chairman of the Securities...

Agriculture’s role in NM economy, culture, water cycle

National Farmers Market Week this week got me thinking about the economic and cultural importance of not just the state’s 75 farmers markets, but of New Mexico agriculture more...

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the...

By late 2016, many of the nation’s 25,000 chicken farmers said they had grown bitterly frustrated by the administration of President Barack Obama. Under Obama, top officials had promised to...

Farm to School: Planting seeds of change in school lunchrooms

Denver schoolchildren are already starting to plant the seedlings that may wind up on their cafeteria lunch trays come fall. In Ignacio, steers that will feed local schoolchildren later this year...

Eric Feaver and the changing of Montana’s labor guard

As one of the most influential political actors in the state, elected by and beholden only to his union’s members, Feaver helped shepherd the transformation of Montana’s labor movement...

Echoes of Hillary’s Past as Emails Put Her on Defensive

When Hillary Clinton stood before reporters Tuesday to explain her use of personal e-mails while Secretary of State, you could hear the echoes of past appearances where she was...

Former Clinton Official Says Democrats, Obama Advisers Share Blame for Market Meltdown

As the world financial system implodes, Democrats have blamed the Bush administration's lack of regulation for creating the conditions for collapse. But a top Clinton regulator acknowledges that he...

Coronavirus Panic Buying Puts Grocery Workers and Shoppers at Risk of Infection

I grew up in Miami, where swarming the grocery store before a hurricane was a near-annual ritual. We packed our carts and waited in long lines, but there was...

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