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LYIP Holds Annual Meeting

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project held its annual meeting last Friday with the main theme of attending the hearing in Great Falls on April 19th. Several speakers highlighted how important it is for farmers, business people and the community at...

 

Richey Family Enjoys Raising Lambs & Kids

Wyn and Pete Reimann, with the help of their two daughters, Cassie and Livvy and Wyn's dad, Bob Walker, maintain a herd consisting of 95 Suffolk/Hampshire cross ewes and 21 registered boer does....

 

Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery

North Dakota's drought-stressed pastures, especially pastures stressed during the fall of 2017, should receive special care this spring to help them recover from the drought, North Dakota State...

 

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...

 

NDSU Extension Releases Pulse Crop Insect Diagnostic Series

Pulse crop producers have a new tool to help them identify insect pests that attack chickpeas, field peas and lentils in the major pulse-growing areas of the U.S. The new "Pulse Crop Insect...

 

Gilchrist Provides Information About Weather Affects on Area Agriculture

The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show recently hosted Pat Gilchrist, who explained past weather trends and predicted upcoming weather trends that may or may not have a negative impact on Eastern Montana agriculture. Gilchrist serves as the National...

 

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...

 

Does Exempt Water Rights Bill Apply to You?

Jim Beck will be speaking at the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show on Thursday, March 1st at 2:30 p.m. MST. He will be speaking on the topic, “Does Exempt Water Rights Bill Apply to You?” Beck was raised and farmed in McCone and Richland Counties....

 

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...

 

Hazardous Substance Reporting May Affect Producers

Livestock producers are concerned about how federal reporting requirements for hazardous substances could affect them. Two environmental laws - the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,...

 

Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing

Edward Usset will be speaking at the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show on Friday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. MST. He will be speaking on the topic, "Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing." Usset is the...

 

County Agent Update

The family farm or ranch often is more than a business; oftentimes it also is a family legacy that has been cultivated, nurtured and maintained for generations. This makes each farm/ranch operation...

 

Narrowleaf Hawksbeard and Marestail

Narrowleaf hawksbeard and marestail are two invasive annual weeds that resist a widely used herbicide called Glyphosate. These weeds have become increasingly problematic over the years in the Western...

 

Jerry Carroll to Perform at 2018 MonDak Ag Days

The Richland County Extension Office is hosting MonDak Ag Days, and along with it, the Ag Days Banquet, on March 1 at 6 p.m., with a social beginning at 5 p.m.. Extension Agent, Tim Fine, spoke to the Roundup and explained the purpose of Ag Days....

 

2018 Western Crop and Pest Management School Set in Williston

Farmers, crop scouts, agronomists and other agricultural professionals will have an opportunity to enhance their pest identification and management skills at the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s 2018 Western Crop and Pest...

 

Lawsuit Threatening LYIP Ramps Up

The Defenders of Wildlife and Natural Resources Defense Council (plaintiffs) continue their ongoing battle with Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation (defendants), focused only on the...

 

2018 Wheat Midge Forecast Lowest on Record

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate low levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2018 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service...

 

Feed Like A Champion

On Feb. 18, R&J Ag Supply of Sidney held their second annual Feed Like A Champion seminar for area 4H and FFA members raising show and market animals. The multi-species workshop featured...

 

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...

 

Spotlight on Economics: Procuring an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Not for the Faint of Heart

“I sure hope I get a drone for Christmas,” my son said as though he simply was making an observation. After many years of motherhood, I am quite skilled at ignoring statements made to no one in particular; and this was my strategy. We have...

 

Keep Stored Grain Cool During Spring and Summer

Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain storage expert advises. "Not...

 

John Nowatzki and Dr. Dave Franzen to Speak at 65th Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show

At the 65th Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show on Wednesday, February 7th, Dr. Dave Franzen and John Nowatzki will be speaking. Nowatzi will be speaking at 11:00 am CST and Franzen will be speaking at 2:45...

 

Increasing Potential Yield of Wheat

Joel Ransom, Extension Agronomist Professor at North Dakota State University, will be speaking on the topic, "Moving the Yield Potential of Wheat Upward: What We Learned in 2017" at the 65th Annual...

 

Peterson Farm Brothers to Attend 65th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show

On Wednesday, February 7th, an agricultural advocating and musical group of three brothers will be coming to Williston! The event will take place at the Williston Grand Hotel from at 6:00 pm CST to...

 

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