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Richland County Ladies Night On The Range June 13

The Natural Resources Conservation Service along with the Richland County Conservation District will be hosting an afternoon event for agricultural women in the area on Tuesday, June 13. Kami Kilwine, NRCS area range conservationist from Miles City,...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

MonDak area 'E-rase your E-waste' event is May 5-6 in Sidney

E-rase your E-waste organizers invite you to bring your damaged and outdated electronic equipment to the group's annual spring recycling event Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, in Sidney. Now in its 13th...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 19, 2017

Grassland "Bud Banks" Focus of ARS BrownBagger

We’ve all heard of seed banks, but bud banks? Bud banks and their pivotal role in biomass production for three key grassland forage species are the focus of the final BrownBagger presentation of 2017 at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural...

 

Internet Resources Not Always Correct

When trying to find solutions to horticultural-related problems, it is important to remember that recommendations and advice given on the internet do not always translate into real, practical...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 5, 2017

Bees, Beekeeping Focus of ARS BrownBagger Friday

Bees in your backyard and bees as a business are the focus of the next BrownBagger presentation at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney this coming Friday, April 7. Ring in spring with this timely talk by Beth...

 

MSU Wins Grant to Increase Awareness of Federal Agricultural Programs

Montana State University College of Agriculture has received a $99,896 grant from the USDA Farm Service Agency to increase education and awareness of FSA programs to new and non-traditional agricultural producers over the next year. Shannon Arnold, p...

 

MSU-Developed Wheat Varieties Most Planted in Montana in 2016

Montana State University’s Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, or MAES, developed the wheat varieties that Montana farmers planted more than any other variety for the 2016 crop year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Nat...

 

USDA Designates 25 Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

In response to a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to...

 

Declining Non-Game Wildlife Population Generates New CRP Program in North Dakota

North Dakota farmers currently have the opportunity to enroll acreage in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through an initiative that focuses specifically on...

 

Bale Grazing Talk at ARS BrownBagger Mar. 24

Grazing cattle in the winter months is not typically considered an option in the northern plains, nor as a means to build soil health, but that attitude is changing with new tools and techniques now available. One of those tools, bale grazing, has...

 

Detoxifying Fusarium Study Focus of ARS BrownBagger Mar. 10

Fusarium head blight (FHB) has proved a very costly disease since its emergence as a major threat in the 1990s. Altogether, U.S. wheat and barley farmers have lost over $3 billion due to FHB epidemics. To address the problem, a research program...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 15, 2017

ARS BrownBagger Features Antarctica Talk

Part travelogue and part research talk, the latest presentation in the 2017 BrownBagger Series at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Sidney lab will take participants to "the bottom of the...

 

Celebrate American Heart Month with a Heart Healthy Serving of Beef

February is American Heart Month, and the Richland County Nutrition Coalition would like to remind you of the importance your diet, and specifically beef in your diet, can be to preserving the health...

 

5th Annual ND Reclamation Conference Feb. 20-21

Darryl R. Nelson, cofounder of NELSON Environmental Remediation Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada is the keynote speaker at the fifth annual North Dakota Reclamation Conference set for Feb. 20-21 at the Astoria Hotel and Convention Center in...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 1, 2017

Importance of private lands to conservation focus of ARS BrownBagger talk

More than two-thirds of the land area in the United States is privately owned, with 914 million acres in farms or ranches. These working lands include much of the country’s remaining open space and habitat, making them vitally important to the...

 

USDA Expands Grasslands Conservation Program to Small-Scale Livestock Producers Helping Dairy, Beef and Other Producers Protect Working Grasslands in 43 States

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that USDA will accept over 300,000 acres in 43 states that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation...

 

A Steak in Ag

R-CALF USA may be defined as a non-profit producer organization, but our work benefits anyone who eats meat and lives in an economy that includes agriculture. We’re more than a producer organization; we’re your organization! Recently USDA’s...

 

ND USDA Farm Service Agency names Brian Haugen as Acting State Executive Director

Beginning Jan. 20, Brian Haugen will serve as the Acting State Executive Director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in North Dakota until the permanent appointment is made to that position. Brian Haugen,...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    January 18, 2017

Forage Analysis Workshop Kicks Off ARS 2017 BrownBagger Series

The USDA-Agricultural Research Service facility in Sidney is pleased to partner with the Richland County Extension Office to host an interactive forage analysis workshop to open the lab’s 15th annual winter BrownBagger series on Friday, Jan. 20th....

 

USDA Provides New Cost Share Opportunities for Organic Producers and Handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost...

 

County Agent Update

Annie’s Project Some women in the agriculture world have heard of Annie’s Project. So what is it? A program for empowering women in agriculture to be better business partners through networks and...

 

Bovine Connection Returns to Benefit Farmers and Ranchers

The blowing snow and icy roads did not hinder the Bovine Connection's turnout in Culbertson on Nov. 29. After a five-year hiatus, the Bovine Connection returned to the area thanks to ag agents of...

 

Bovine Connection Returns to Benefit Farmers and Ranchers

The blowing snow and icy roads did not hinder the Bovine Connection's turnout in Culbertson on Nov. 29. After a five-year hiatus, the Bovine Connection returned to the area thanks to ag agents of...

 

Farm Service Agency Extends Voting Deadline for County Committee Elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Aaron Krauter, today announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and...

 
 By Tim Fine    News    November 16, 2016

USDA ARS Focus Group Will Meet Nov. 21

One of the bonuses of my job (at least it’s usually a bonus) is that, because of the position, I get asked (sometimes told) to be a part of various groups. Generally speaking these groups have an agricultural focus and are looking for input. One...

 

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