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 News    July 18, 2018 

County Committee Election Nomination Period Now Open

The nomination period for the 2018 County Committee Election is now underway. Local Administrative Area #1, which encompasses the western third of McKenzie County along the Montana border, will be holding an election this year. Scott Flynn, who has...

 

Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The 2018 Acreage Repo...

 

2018 MonDak Field Days Approaching

Williston, Sidney, and Froid have held annual Field Day Tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. The primary purpose of Field Days is to inform and make the...

 

Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The 2018 Acreage Repo...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Signup Began June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun accepting disaster assistance program applications since June 4 from agri...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 13, 2018

Dryland Field Days set for June 19 and 21 in Sidney and Froid

Area producers have two opportunities in June to learn more about dryland agricultural research being done in this region including work on intercropping, renovating CRP monocultures, new cereal...

 

Brown Bagger

Political scientist Megan Ruxton presents an interesting and informative program on environmental issues and community impacts last Friday in a special brownbagger at the USDA-ARS. The talk focused...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 6, 2018

Special Summer Brownbagger On Environmental Issues And Community Impacts

Too often conflict can occur on environmental issues primarily because proposed solutions not only impact the biology and ecology of an area but also the economic and social health of surrounding communities. Scientists and technical experts need to...

 

2018 Mondak Field Days Approaching

Williston, Sidney, and Froid have held annual Field Day Tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. The primary purpose of Field Days is to inform and make the...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from...

 

FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for...

 

Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Launches Summer Food Program

Boys & Girls Club of Richland County announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age...

 

Sidney USDA Agricultural Lab Researches Invasive Tree Species Prevention

Many invasive trees can be found around the Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota area. Although there are few invasive tree species, they can still cause significant problems. So in order to help...

 
 By Tammy Lake    Ag Roundup    May 2, 2018

Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to Livestock Indemnity Program

Starting today, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 4, 2018

Exploring Weed Tree Invasions Across The Globe

We don’t normally think of trees as invasive plants, but even MonDak prairie dwellers have experience with at least one “weedy” tree example. Just think of the acres of saltcedar (Tamarix) now clogging significant portions of our Yellowstone...

 

MSU Releases Green Pea Variety 12 Years In The Making

More than a decade ago when Montana's pulse crop industry was a sliver in northeastern Montana and there wasn't much money to fund alternative crop trials, a Montana State University agricultural...

 
 By Jaymi Loobey    News    March 21, 2018

Biological Control Of Rangeland Weeds

March 20 is the first day of spring. Soon the weather will warm and plants will begin to grow. The prairies will fill with beautiful native grasses, flowers, shrubs and (unfortunately) rangeland...

 

Genetics Can Aid Biocontrol Management Decisions

In the second of three Sidney Agricultural Research Service BrownBagger talks planned on biological control of invasive plant species, the emphasis is on the use of molecular tools to aid management of whitetop and saltcedar, two invasive species (a...

 

Reminder of March 15th Deadline for 2018 NAP Coverage

Montana producers have until March 15, 2018 to sign up for Farm Service Agency’s Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for all 2018 spring planted NAP crops except spring seeded rye, speltz, triticale, wheat, and mixed...

 

Using Weed Biocontrol Effectively Focus of ARS BrownBagger

Been thinking about adding biocontrol to your weed management plan, but not sure where to start? Have you tried biocontrol but it just didn’t seem to work all that well? Then consider taking in our next BrownBagger presentation at the USDA-ARS...

 

2018 MonDak Ag Days March 1-2 in Sidney

The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show Committee and the Sidney Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture Committee have joined forces to bring you what we think is a great lineup of educational sessions, banquet...

 

2018 MonDak Ag Days March 1-2 in Sidney

The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show Committee and the Sidney Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture Committee have joined forces to bring you what we think is a great lineup of educational sessions, banquet...

 

Cattle Market Outlook, Economic Ranch Tools and Risk Management

Bridger Feuz, Livestock Marketing Specialist at the University of Wyoming Extension, will be speaking at the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show on Thursday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. MST. He will be...

 

National Award Goes To MSU Scientist Fighting Weeds

A Montana State University scientist who is striving to overcome a widespread problem for U.S. farmers – herbicide-resistant weeds – has won a national award for his achievements so far. Prashant...

 

Bumble Bees Battling Sclerotinia Kick Off ARS 2018 BrownBagger Talks

A North Dakota State University researcher at the Langdon Research Extension Center is harnessing bumble bees, and soon honeybees, to help curb Sclerotinia head rot, a crippling fungal disease in sunflowers, that also affects soybean, dry beans,...

 

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