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Outlook bleak for some producers without disaster aid


Farmers and ranchers in north-central Montana are facing a fourth straight year of severe drought and some may not make it without federal help, local bankers and government officials say.

"If they don't receive disaster relief, it's going to be very tough for some of these individuals," said Bill Keller, vice president of Independence Bank in Havre. "Three or four years of consecutive drought and no crops has made it very tough."

There's no telling when or if disaster aid will be passed by Congress.

"It's anybody's guess whether there's going to be any disaster relief program coming. As we...

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