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The Economic and Social Impacts Facing Rural America

When wandering around Montana, you will inevitably wind-up in a rural community at just about every turn. With just over a million people state-wide, roughly half of those individuals and families live in small towns that are less than 2,500 people. These towns have survived the test of time (including a pandemic) and are still standing. However, the trend of diminishing populations has begun. Due to a lack of resources and opportunities, the younger generations are leaving to further their education and experiences and not returning. People are leaving for cities and towns that offer the resources they need to



FENCING CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR NEW RANCH

When buying a new farm or ranch, it can be easy to overlook the potential cost, time, and effort ofpersonalizing fencing applications. Fencing needs will vary widely from property to property, basedon the previous operations of the farm or ranch, how the fencing was kept up, and whether or notthe fence is on the property […]

COLORADO RIVER: LIFEBLOOD OF THE WEST

“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” You’ve heard this proverbial quote before, and today you hear it louder and more often in the Colorado River Basin. Western water law, western states water compacts, water policy, and decisions about how this limited public resource is allocated will continue to be extremely complex, and will […]