The region’s next big ag project may have nothing to do with wheat or cattle.
It all about pulses: dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas. Montana’s farmers have been seeding pulses like crazy in recent years. Now, a group wants to build a manufacturing plant in Great Falls to further capitalize on the wonder crop.
“We are ripe for a pea fractionation facility,” said Jolene Schalper, director of business development at the Great Falls Development Authority.