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Ensuring the Strength of Montana's Agricultural Economy: Responding to Climate Variability
While agricultural producers in Montana have always faced extreme weather conditions, the severity and variability of those conditions has been increasing. At the same time that February of 2019 ranked as one coldest and snowiest on record, average summer temperatures have been rising over the last 60 years and spring runoff has both declined and happened early over that same period of time. In the span of one or two seasons, producers in different parts of the state have experienced cycles of both drought and flooding. The extent and pace of this variability serves to make an already challenging environment for producers even more difficult.This conference, produced in cooperation with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation and Montana Grain Growers Association, is aimed at helping producers find new approaches and extend existing strategies for responding to this variability. Conference panels and guest speakers will consider our evolving experience with and understanding of this variability, and the explore the innovations being developed by entrepreneurial producers and applied researchers to craft responses enabling them to succeed in increasingly competitive markets and ensure a stable food supply
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Marc C. Johnson on Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
Join author Marc C. Johnson and Brian Kahn on Home Ground Radio as they discuss Marc's new biography. For 40 years, Burton K. Wheeler wielded great power in Montana and Washington D.C. A man of courage and contradictions, he stood up to copper kings but was fooled by Hitler. Marc Johnson's potent new biography Political Hell Raiser, the Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler tells the story.
Interview with Marc C. Johnson
Audio interview with author Marc C. Johnson by NPR in Boise ID about his book: Political Hell-Raiser, the Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler.
Non-Partisan Political Exploration
The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy in Bozeman, MT, promotes the discussion, analysis and eventual resolution of critical issues facing Montana and the region. The Center holds conferences, sponsors research and lectures, publishes conference reports and maintains this webpage for Montanans and others who are seeking solutions to some of today's most pressing issues and problems.
The Center is located at Montana State University, Culbertson Hall Room 335, Bozeman, MT 59715. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding our activities and conference topics. Please visit us or contact us.