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June to Highlight Extension as Part of MSU's 125th Anniversary

As part of Montana State University's yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary in 2018, June will highlight Extension, the outreach arm of the land-grant university. With agents and specialists...

 

County Agent Update

Tent Caterpillars Galore Over the last week, there have been many unknown visitors in local trees. Tent caterpillars, both Eastern and Forest, have made a large appearance this year in Williams...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Disappointed In Farm Bill Vote; Urges Quick Reconsideration And Passage

With the 2018 farm bill being critically important to Montana’s farmers and ranchers, the Montana Farm Bureau was extremely disappointed that H.R. 2 failed by a 198 for and 213 against vote. The failure to pass this farm bill was a vote against the...

 

Ag in the Classroom

MSU Extension and Sidney FFA members held their Ag in the Classroom day at the Richland County Event Center for Richland County elementary students on April 30. Students from Brorson, Liberty...

 

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...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from...

 

Sidney USDA Agricultural Lab Researches Invasive Tree Species Prevention

Many invasive trees can be found around the Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota area. Although there are few invasive tree species, they can still cause significant problems. So in order to help...

 

McNally Enjoys Showing And Raising Champion Pigs

Raising your own herd of pigs and showing them around the United States is not something that every 13-year-old gets to the opportunity to do, but Cooper McNally definitely has. McNally has been a mem...

 

LYIP Summary Judgement Hearing

The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Summary Judgment hearing was held April 26 in Great Falls. Over 250 people watched the proceedings. After the hearing supporters of LYIP posed for the photo...

 

Water Development Worth the Investment

Last year's drought dried up many ponds and dugouts or compromised the quality of the water in them, forcing North Dakota livestock producers to haul water or install an alternative water source. Prod...

 
 By Ashley Karst    Ag Roundup    May 2, 2018

Fairview FFA Chapter Holds Banquet

The Fairview FFA chapter held their annual Fairview FFA Banquet on April 23rd at the Double Barrel. This banquet is held each year to give awards for competitions or accomplishments, recognize new...

 
 By Tammy Lake    Ag Roundup    May 2, 2018

Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to Livestock Indemnity Program

Starting today, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary...

 
 By Jenny Lavey    Ag Roundup    May 2, 2018

MSU To Host Statewide Agricultural Research Center Field Days In June And July

The public is invited to attend free annual field days across Montana to tour and learn about the people, places and projects involved with agricultural research at Montana State University's College...

 

County Agent Update

Farm Stress Recently in North Dakota newspapers Inforum and the Bismarck Tribune, there have been some articles about farmer suicide rates. Farming and ranching is a high stress job, as there are...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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