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Rotation Can Make You Richer

It's been said that two's company, but three's a crowd. While this old aphorism may be true in some circumstances, it fails to hold as much water in regards to irrigated crop rotation in sugarbeet...

 

Do Not Disturb

More money for less work simply doesn't sound American. But when it comes to conservation practices, offering an incentive to give the plowshare a break can be a profitable investment for everyone...

 

Anthrax May be a Danger to N.D. Livestock

Anthrax could be a risk to livestock in North Dakota this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Gerald Stokka warns. Very dry conditions, which North Dakota experienced...

 

N.D. 4-H Adding Participation Fee to Offset Funding Cuts

To maintain the North Dakota 4-H program in the face of budget cuts, 4-H will implement a $20-per-year state-level program fee for participation. The fee helps fill the gap left by declining state funding, according to Brad Cogdill, chair of the Nort...

 

IPM Crop Scout Program at Williston Research Extension Center

For the past 19 years, North Dakota State University has sustained an active Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Crop Scout Program. This has been made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and...

 

Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers of CRP Deadlines

The Richland County FSA Office reminds producers of the upcoming Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) deadlines. · Sept. 15: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from Emergency CRP · Sept. 13: 2017 CRP Managed Summer/Fall Grazing Period Ends · Sept. 13:...

 

Richland County Fair 4-H Grand Champions

This year at the Richland County Fair, 4-H members brought many market animals to show and sell. On Friday, August 4th, the 4-Hers with market animals participated in both the Showmanship and Market Animal class. Taking home grand champion ribbon in...

 

BeefTalk: Diversity Helps Mitigate Drought Effects

Are you interested in increasing soil water absorption by 685 percent? Remember the commercials that showed paper towels absorbing copious amounts of water, more than a competitor's paper towel? Is...

 

Above Average Tonnage Predicted For 2017 Sugarbeet Crop

Sidney Sugars is predicting above average tonnage at 32 and average sugar at 17 to 18 for the 2017 sugarbeet crop, based on root samples taken last week. Not all samples were processed at press time so the results are preliminary but encouraging....

 

A Tradition of Excellence: 36 Years of Research and Growth at the Swank Farm

Traditions always have a special reason for their being, but the Swank Variety Plot Tour has several. On the sprawling Swank Farm north of Poplar, local farmers and leaders in the field of...

 

Researcher Studies the Bumps and Bruises of Scabby Seed

Gone, but not forgotten, is the blight of the fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum which happened last year.  In the wake of this rainy-day loving fungus, many questions cropped up which Plant...

 

Keep Stored Grain Cool, Dry During Summer

Stored grain needs to be cool and dry during summer storage, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain-drying expert says. “Cold or cool grain has been safely stored through the summer for many years,” notes Ken Hellevang, an...

 

Richland Co. Livestock Producers May Be Eligible for 2017 Drought Disaster Assistance

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tammy Lake in Richland County today announced that ranchers and livestock producers may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)...

 

Cowboy Poetry at the Confluence

Enjoy an afternoon of cowboy poetry Sunday, August 20th from 11a.m. to 5p.m. CDT at the Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Center. Poets/musicians include D.W. Groethe, Linda and Terry Schwartz, Jarl Kavalie, Bill Lowman and Mark Kerr. Performers will...

 

MSU Cooperative Federal Grant Looks To Sustainable Barley, Diverse Beer Flavors

Jenny Lavey, for the MSU News Service A regional, interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University, Colorado State University and a group of northwest barley growers, maltsters and brewers has...

 

Richland County Farm Service Agency Is Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Tammy Lake today announced that Richland County is approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from the fire...

 

Gianforte Visits Intake

MT U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte traveled to the area to visit Intake on Sunday, July 23. The purpose of the visit was for Gianforte to get a better understanding of the current and newly proposed...

 

Williston Research Extension Center and MonDak Ag Showcase Field Days Set

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will showcase dryland agronomy and horticulture at its annual field day on July 13 and host an irrigation field day on...

 

LYIP to Work on Graphic Representation of New Weir Design

The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project is looking for a graphic artist to render a drawing of the proposed new weir design at Intake. Three government agencies, LYIP and the community are currently awaiting a decision from Judge Brian Morris on a...

 

WREC Dryland Tour Speakers

The Williston Research Extension Center, located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting their annual Dryland Tour on Thursday, July 13th. The event will start with coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m....

 

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions –...

 

EARC/MSU Extension 2017 Field Day July 19

The EARC/MSU Extension in Sidney will hold its 2017 Field Day July 19. The morning will begin with registration at 8:30am. At 9:00am Chengci Chen, EARC Superintendent will welcome everyone and give...

 

Tickets to Richland County Fair Concert Going Quickly

The Richland County Fair and Rodeo is still a few weeks away, but concert tickets are going quickly, and for good reason. On August 5th, long-time country music star Trace Adkins and newcomer Lauren A...

 

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