The number of licensed dairies in Montana fell from 144 to 48 since the year 2000. However, the remaining dairies in Big Sky Country continue to produce a mind-blowing amount of milk, most of which is consumed locally.
These are not assembly-line items. Besides, his war on fossil fuels has impacted agriculture immensely with fertilizer prices and fuel, chemicals, parts, etc. making it almost impossible to increase production without a guaranteed price.
Hotels are full this weekend as thousands make their way into the Magic City for the regions largest agriculture trade show. While other will watch back-flipping monster trucks. Here are a few highlights of what's happening around Billings: