Ari LeVaux

Ari LeVaux writes about food in Missoula, Montana. His weekly column, Flash in the Pan, is syndicated in more than 30 newspapers and websites. He is a leading authority in the application of mayonnaise to food.

Climate change threatens Montana’s barley farmers – and possibly your beer

The heat last summer in Montana was brutal and unprecedented. Dry winds fanned wildfires across one million acres, ravaging grasslands in the eastern part of the state and scorching the timbered mountains west of the continental divide. In the tiny town of Power, which sits in the foothills of the Rockies, smack in the middle… » Read More

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Is dry farming the next wave in a drought-plagued world?

When he wasn’t swearing in Spanish at his broken mechanical potato harvester, Ryan Power of New Family Farm spent the better part of his afternoon professing his commitment to “dry farming”—growing food without any irrigation. Now, he was thirsty. More on this story Read more of our reporting on climate change & drought.  We took our leave… » Read More

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