CAFTA in Montana (No. 303)

First Aired Thursday, October 20, 2005

Grain and beef producers in Montana stand to benefit from the Central American Free Trade Agreement, but Montana's sugar beet industry will take a hit. Montana Focus travels to Sidney, where producers are worried that the market will be flooded with cheap sugar. In our Opinion segment, Sidney Herald managing editor Bill Vander Weele talks about CAFTA's financial impact on Sidney. Stan Howard recalls the early days of farming in the Lower Yellowstone Valley, and we look at the 100 year-old irrigation project that transformed the area from a desert to an oasis. Produced by Gene Brodeur & Scott Sterling for KUSM-TV, MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman.