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Highlights From "Ag In The Classroom" Held On Thursday, April 27, 2017

MSU Extension and Sidney FFA students held their "Ag In The Classroom" day April 27th at the Richland County Event Center. A range of agricultural topics were presented to Sidney area...

 

Young Mandaree Roper Making History

Mandaree's Jace Johnson is making strides in his career as a team roper, and hasn't let his young age stop him. In March, Jace was the youngest winner ever of the National Team Roping Finals in...

 

Interested In Rejuvenating Your Pastures?

Do you have a pasture(s) that is not performing? This sounds like some of the pasture around our ranch or some old CRP acres that are now in permanent pasture with water. So what do we do? You need to come and hear the great speaker we have coming...

 
 By Tim Fine    Ag Roundup    May 3, 2017

Annual Lower Yellowstone Wool Pool

There are certain things that happen annually with my job that I really look forward to. One of those things is the delivery, grading, and bagging of wool at the annual wool pool. When I first moved here, I had no experience with this type of event...

 

Preliminary Injunction Dissolved

In a crucial victory for the farmers and communities along the Yellowstone River, the preliminary injunction halting the construction of the concrete weir and fish bypass at Intake has been dissolved...

 

Your Boots On The Hill:

We have about a dozen bills still pending in the final week of Montana’s 65th Legislative Session, but as we review each piece of legislation Montana Farm Bureau members directed our lobbying team on, we’d say this session has been a win for...

 

MSU Students Train Wild Mustangs For Montana Nonprofit That Helps Veterans

BOZEMAN -- Nine wild mustangs stepped foot onto Montana State University's Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm on Jan. 3. They came to MSU virtually untouched, hailing from Bureau of Land...

 

MSU Agriculture Professor Wins Teaching Award

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology Craig Carr has received the Range Science Education Council's 2017 Early Career Undergraduate Teaching award. Carr, who...

 

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...

 

New Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at MSU Extension Office

The Richland County MSU Extension Office welcomes its new Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Carrie Krug. Krug, originally from Laurel, MT graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman in 2015...

 

Sidney Saddle Club to Host Downunder Horsemanship Clinic

The Sidney Saddle Club will be hosting certified clinician Mitch Gassen in Sidney from April 28th to May 2nd.  The Fundamentals clinic is part of the Clinton Anderson Clinician Academy, featuring...

 

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...

 

Ragged Butte Roughriders 4-H Club Hosts Steak Fry

On Friday, March 17, Alexander’s 4-H club hosted a steak fry at Alexander School’s lunchroom. The 4-H members served steak, corn, baked potatoes, dinner rolls, along with salad and coleslaw. The 4-H members have hosted a steak fry every year as...

 

Williston Saddlery Hosts Annual Horse Owners Workshop

On Saturday, March 18, the Annual Horse Owners Workshop was held at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Ernie French Center located in Williston, North Dakota. The owners of Williston Saddlery, Bill and Karen Novak hosted the event this year....

 

Farm Bureau Applauds Settlement Agreement to Protect Farmers' Privacy

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging EPA’s release of farmer and rancher personal information, when a federal judge approved a settlement that secures...

 

Minimize Consequences of Poor Body Condition at Calving

A cow herd's nutrient requirements are greatest from immediately after calving through peak milk production. "Inadequate nutrition during this time may have immediate impacts in terms of lower calf bi...

 

RAO Salers Receives Honor at Western Stock Show

The Western Stock Show, held in Denver for its 111th year, attracted 684,580 visitors from across the country. Beginning on January 7 and ending 16 days later, the agricultural extravaganza displayed...

 

Your Boots On The Hill: Seed Bill Passes, House Considers Tax Incentive for Pulse Processors

We’re on the downhill slide of the 65th Legislature with just about a month of the session left, and bills are beginning to shake out of the process on the home stretch. This week, the Seed Bill - Senate Bill 155 - passed its last legislative vote...

 

Fairview FFA Helps Out at MonDak Ag Days

On Thursday, March 2, Fairview’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) helped serve food at the Richland County area at the Mondak Ag Days banquet. Mondak Ag Days & Trade Show is an annual event that provides the newest technology and education related...

 

Montana Agriculture Provides Abundance All Year

As the days get longer and the weather warms, many of us begin to plan and dream of the upcoming growing season. Warmer seasons for many mean connecting with the land and enjoying the fresh produce from our efforts. This connection to our food and...

 

2017 Ag Days Are Just Around the Corner

The MonDak Ag Days for 2017 will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Montana on Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd. There will be a wide variety of topics to learn about from crops, diseases, and water reservation to...

 

Ag Safety

Jim Larson, Montana Agriculture Safety Program Coordinator "Last year 126 people died from four-wheeler and side-by-side accidents, seven in Montana," said Jim Larson, Montana Agriculture Safety...

 

Weather Outlook

Patrick Gilchrist, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service...

 

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