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Justin Flaten studies a pod of field peas on his farm near Highwood, Mont. He says field peas give Montana farmers another option. Photo by John Brose, special to Forum News Service

Montana farmer also runs two-state pulse crop company

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Justin Flaten works the phones in his fashionable office in downtown Great Falls. He seems confident and comfortable as he deals with customers.


Two hours later and 30 miles to the east, he works the gears of an aging stick-shift pickup as it bounces along a potholed country road near Highwood, Mont. He seems at ease and at home as he surveys his crops.

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