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It's Finally Over!

The excruciatingly long battle to save the Intake Diversion Project is finally over with the decision by District Judge Brian Morris to grant the Federal Defendants/Intervenor Defendants’ cross motions for summary judgment and to dismiss the...

 

Hard Work Pays Off for 2017 Grand Champion Steer Winner

Savage's Tyler Lien had never shown a 4-H steer, but swept up two big wins at the 2017 Richland County Fair & Rodeo. The twelve-year 4-H veteran had years of experience showing pigs in the ring,...

 

Spent Lime Beneficial in Combatting Low pH Soils, Improving Overall Tilth

Dryland growers in the MonDak area can take advantage of a program through Sidney Sugars to test the benefits of spent lime on their fields. The lime and loading at the factory yard are free. In the...

 

Ag Golf Tourney Winners

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held its annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament on July 9 at the Sidney Country Club....

 

MSU Faculty See Troubling Soil Acidity Levels In Montana Agricultural Lands

Montana State University scientists are seeing increased soil acidity, meaning low pH, in parts of the state and are urging farmers to keep an eye on their plants and soils to avoid lower crop yields and even crop failure. Clain Jones, a soil...

 

Montana Youth Range Camp

Montana Youth Range Camp was held in Eastern Montana July 9-12, 2018 and hosted by Dawson and Richland County Conservation Districts. Twenty two of Montana's finest youth gathered at the Eastern...

 

Montana Range Tour To Highlight Recovery From Flood And Fire, Energy Development On Rangeland

The 2018 Montana Range Tour will feature a great lineup of ranches and farms showcasing conservation projects and creative solutions to common ranching issues; there will also talks on topics such as grassland songbirds, oil development on grazing...

 

38th Annual MSU-EARC/Extension Field Day Highlights

The MSU-EARC/Extension 38th Annual Field Day was held on July 17 in Sidney. Eastern Ag Research and Northern Plains Research Laboratory scientists presented their latest research and findings for...

 

Local Student Qualifies To Compete At World's Largest Rodeo

Trista Hovde, a 9th-grade student at Sidney High School has earned a position on the North Dakota state/provincial National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock...

 

Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede July 12 - 14

Once again, the second weekend of July, the town of Wolf Point, situated on the beautiful Missouri river will explode. The Rodeo Committee and Stadium Committee are banding together to bring the Wolf...

 

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...

 

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 July 11 and host an irrigation field day July 12....

 

NDSU Spring Wheat Breeding Program

At the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center Dryland Field Day, Dr. Andrew Green will be talking about variety testing that was performed in 2017, as well as how the season has been going so far...

 

Gautam Pradhan to Speak at WREC Dryland Field Day

Gautam Pradhan, Williston Research Extension Center's Dryland Research Agronomist, will be speaking at 6:20 p.m. at WREC's Dryland Field Day on Wednesday, July 11th. He will be sharing information...

 

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...

 

MSU Spring Wheat Breeding Program To Be Discussed At Sidney Field Day

Dr. Luther Talbert, Montana State University (MSU) wheat breeder/researcher, will be discussing spring wheat breeding challenges and opportunities at the EARC/MSU Extension Field Day on Tuesday, July...

 

Durum Breeding And Low Cadmium Durum

At the EARC/MSU Extension Field Day, Dr. Mike Giroux will be speaking on durum and low cadmium durum around 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, July 17th. Dr. Giroux is a Professor of Wheat Genetics and Interim Department Head of the Department of Plant Sciences...

 

Dryland Field Day

The joint federal and state Sidney ARS / EARC Field Day was held Tuesday, June 19 in Sidney. Area producers learned about dryland agricultural research being done in this region including work on...

 

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 Jordan Hall    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2018

Young Farmers And Ranchers Ag Tour Held in Richland County

The Montana Farm Bureau hosted the Young Farmers and Ranchers Ag Tour on June 1-2 in the Richland County area. Taking a tour of local points of agricultural significance, a group from around the...

 

Ag Appreciation Golf Tourney July 9

On Monday, July 9, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the Annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament at the Sidney Country Club. Golfer check-in and breakfast starts at 7a.m....

 

Prairie Fare: Weeds: If You Can't Beat Them, Can You Eat Them?

My flowers and vegetables are growing nicely with the regular rain. The weeds are doing well, too, so I needed to clean up my gardens recently. I pulled weed after weed that had sprouted in my...

 

N.D. Net Farm Income Drops 30 Percent

The average net income of farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program dropped 30 percent to $88,026 in 2017, compared with $126,752 in 2016, according to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota...

 

North Dakota Stockmen's District Five Spring Roundup Scheduled for June 12th

North Dakota Stockmen Association (NDSA) members of district five will be hosting a NDSA Spring Roundup on Tuesday, June 12th at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City, North Dakota. The event will...

 

Purebred Show Rabbits Raised in Sidney

Corey Rieker and his soon to be wife Margo Lawler, raise purebred show and meat rabbits in the Sidney, Montana area. Rieker started raising rabbits in northern Colorado at age 11. He retired from...

 

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