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Sugar Beet Trials at Sidney Sugars

Sidney Sugars has implemented six strip trials on sugar beet seed varieties during this 2017 growing season. The purpose of these trials is to identify what sugar beet seed variety proves to be most successful in this area. Each seed variety is used...

 

Richland County 2017 Harvest Below Average

Most years, the terms “mixed bag” or “very variable” pretty adequately sum up how small grain and hay harvest went in Richland County. The 2017 harvest, however can simply be described as below average. I do not know for sure what the...

 

Beet Harvest Wraps Up

Beet harvest 2017 is now over, fortunately with nothing catastrophic to mark it as one to be remembered 50 years from now. Weather has mostly cooperated, with some rain, wind, frost and heat all managing to delay digging somewhat. According to...

 

Richland County 4-H Members Donate Fund to the Garfield County Fire Relief Fund

During the 2017 Richland County Fair and Rodeo members of the Richland County 4-H Program donated funds to help those who were affected by the fires in Garfield County this year. Members who chose to donate gave a portion of their market livestock...

 

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Full Results

Novice Division Ag Days 2017 individuals: First place, Harley Feiring, Golden Valley, Novice, 456; second place, Taylor Feiring, Golden Valley Novice, 448; third place, Myli Josephson, Richland Novice 1; 437; fourth place, Tenley Berwick, Roosevelt...

 

Saline Seep Study at Williston Research Extension Center

Since June of 2016, Dr. Clair Keene, Area Extension Specialist in Cropping Systems, has been researching how to prevent saline seep formation and growth. Saline seeps are discharge areas on the soil...

 

Soils 101 at Fairview High School

Jamie Selting, District Conservationist at Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) located in Sidney, visited with students at Fairview High School to inform them about soil sciences, slake...

 

Searching for the Source

The old idiom of "too much of a good thing" rings especially true for salt. From kitchen tables to water tables, it is present nearly everywhere you look. Human bodies need it to survive, and french...

 

Oil Spills, Soils and Health

Oil spills are easy to see, but psychological wounds are completely invisible. Landowners across the Bakken are being affected by brine spills, oil spills, and pipeline projects in ways we are just be...

 

ND Officials Tour LYIP

Officials from North Dakota traveled to Richland County on Sept. 21 to tour the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford, McKenzie County Economic Development Coordinator Daniel Stenberg and McKenzie County...

 

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs...

 

NDSU Extension Transforms Lives Through Education

Six years ago, about the time Vawnita Best gave up a 15-year career involving extensive travel to stay at home to raise her then-2-year-old son and help her husband build their registered Angus herd, she was accepted into the North Dakota State...

 

MSU To Host Annual Celebrate Agriculture Event Nov. 3-4

The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host its 18th annual Celebrate Agriculture event, set for Nov. 3-4 on the MSU campus. The event is held in honor of the state and university’s...

 

Farm Service Agency County Committee Election Fast Approaching

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be conducting its annual County Committee election in November 2017. FSA County Committees represent farmers in their local communities and make decisions on crop bases and yields, commodity loans, conservation...

 

MSU College Of Agriculture Seeks Steer Donations For Student Program

Montana State University's Steer-A-Year program is seeking steer donations for the 2017-18 academic year. The donated steers will allow agriculture students to gain hands-on learning experience in...

 

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...

 

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