Groundbreaking for a one-of-a-kind hemp processing plant in Fort Benton

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FORT BENTON — Thursday was a big day in Fort Benton as the mayor, a U.S. senator, and hemp farmers broke ground on a new facility – the first of its kind in the nation.

 Employees of the industrial hemp company IND HEMP were joined by Fort Benton Mayor Rick Morris and Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester for the ceremony, which marked the opening of the nation’s first scaled hemp decortication and fiber processing plant. The Chouteau County town, with around 1,500 residents, gained national attention for the opening event.

“Stuff like this just doesn’t come along for rural Montana,” said Morris. “It’s a big deal for Fort Benton.”

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Dramatic Photo of a Bear Chasing a Half-Mauled Bison In Yellowstone

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A half-mauled bison flees while a grizzly bear gives chase.

Why did the bison cross the road? To get the hell away from the 800-pound grizzly trying to eat him.  A photo of a half-mauled bison being chased down a Yellowstone park road by a large grizzly bear is authentic, according to park officials.

 

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Stunning Up Close Photos with Nature’s Most Dangerous Predators

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A Siberian tiger glares into the lens as British photographer Jonathan Griffiths inches close to get his shot.

With a sprinkling of snow covering his face, this stunning Siberian tiger relaxes in the Montana mountains.  While he may look cuddly, it would take just a few swift movements to swipe the photographer behind the lens with his huge paw. (Pics)

 

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