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Hi-Line Living - Montana farmers sowing seeds


April 14, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

April is seeding season, a time during which Hill County farmers continuously work for weeks to plant more than 1 million acres of green peas, lentils, alfalfa, canola, barley and Montana's largest export, wheat - among others.

Les Rispens, executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hill County Farm Service Agency, said the county has about 1.7 million farm acres, with 1,145,519 of those acres used for crops.

Last season's moisture has set this season up to be a demanding one, he added.

"This is going to be a busy planting season for our farmers because last fall was wet, s...

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