Hi-Line Hi-Line Hi-Line FARM& RANCH FARM RANCH FARM &&RANCH 12 September 2013 12 Sept. 2013 2013 12 September www.havredailynews.com www.havredailynews.com www.havredailynews.com SAMAR FAY / HI-LINE FARM & RANCH SAMAR FAY /wheat HI-LINEharvest FARM & RANCH On a hot August morning, a combine makes sweeps up and down an endless field of grain on Whatley Road southeast of Glasgow. As of the last week of August, the winter was 92 Onpercent a hot August morning, a combine makescrop sweeps and down an endless field of grain on Whatley Road southeast of Glasgow. As of the last week of August, the winter wheat harvest was 92 complete, and the spring wheat was up 38 percent cut. percent complete, and the spring wheat crop was 38 percent cut. If the country doesn’t produce commodicontract with them. On the other hand, there economy. Ifties, the country produce commodiwith them. the other hand, there economy. they aredoesn’t very concerned. Some of these contract is Columbia Grain,On owned by Marubeni, “The return we see from the products we ties, they areare very concerned. of these iswhich Columbia owned by Marubeni,Ten of “The return we see from themore products we countries buying land in Some other countries; has aGrain, big presence in Montana. sell is realized economically signifiCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 countries are buying land facilities; in other countries; which has a big presence inare Montana. Ten of sell is realized economically moreeconomic signifisome are buying export some are its 20 Montana elevators on the Hi-Line. cantly than other products. The CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 some are buying export facilities; some are itsMarubeni 20 Montana elevators areGavilon, on the Hi-Line. than other products. The economic farmers,” Raska said. “We’re concerned if investing in research. recently bought owner of cantly impact is tremendous of wheat and barley farmers,” concerned research.in Montana are owned Marubeni recently Gavilon, owner of a impact is tremendous of wheat barley there areRaska strikessaid. and “We’re blockages. We seeifthe ef- investing Mostinelevators three elevators in bought Montana. EGT negotiated sold out of state. Money fromand other counthere strikes andmove. blockages. We seeit’s thekind efelevators in have Montana are owned elevators of state. Money from other fect are if trains can’t Otherwise, byMost companies that an interest in Japan, three union contractinaMontana. couple of EGT yearsnegotiated ago. Co- a sold triesout rolls into Montana. Think howcounmany fect trains can’t move. Otherwise, it’s kind byFalcon companies union contract of years Cotries rolls intodollars Montana. of if arm’s distance.” said. that have an interest in Japan, lumbia Grainaiscouple operating with ago. replacement times those turnThink over, how frommany the of arm’s said. lumbia Grain is operating with replacement times those turnthe over, from The the buildFooddistance.” security is very significant for Japan Falcon The new EGT elevator in Kintyre Flats workers. farmer, thedollars elevator, railroad. Food is very significant Japan Theofnew EGTiselevator farmer, railroad. and forsecurity other Asian countries withfor growing east Nashua owned in byKintyre a pair ofFlats Japanese workers. Falcon emphasized the importance of ing of the the elevator, economythe from wheat The and buildbarley and for other and Asian countries with growing Nashua is owned of Japanese Falcon emphasized the importance of the ing the economy from wheat and barley population growing demand, Falcon said. east andofinternational firms,by anda pair the ILWU has a Montana’s export products for building is of huge.” population and growing demand, Falcon said. and international firms, and the ILWU has a Montana’s export products for building the is huge.” GrainExports ExportsAt AtIssue Issue Grain Grainy Grainy OutlookIn In Outlook Contract Contract Dispute Dispute HII-L -LINE INE H FORD ORD F U U SAMAR FAY / HI-LINE FARM & RANCH SAMAR FAY / HI-LINE FARM & RANCH We Have Have AA Great Great Selection! Selection! 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YOU’RE READING HI-LINE FARM & RANCH – THE AG MONTHLY FOR NORTHEAST & NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA. nion disputes with managenion disputes with management over contracts are ment over contracts are in not usually a big factor notfarmer’s usually profit a big factor in a Montana at harvest a time, Montana farmer’s profit at harvest but that could change this year. time,As butthethat couldriver change this year. golden of grain moves As the golden river of grain moves from fields to combines to elevators from to combines to elevators and fields westbound trains, longshoremen and westbound trains, longshoremen are in a bitter dispute with export terare in a owners bitter dispute with minal that thy sayexport could terslow minal owners that thy say could slow export shipments and depress prices. export depress prices. At shipments left, trucksand laden with local grain At left, trucks laden with local grain line up at Farmers Elevator in Glasgow line up attheir Farmers Elevator in Glasgow to drop burden and head back to tothe drop their burden and head back to field for more. the field forFay more. Samar reports on Page 2. Samar Fay reports on Page 2.