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Early-Season Fungicide Application For Wheat

A common agronomic practice that will be considered in the upcoming weeks is tank mixing a fungicide with a herbicide. Here are a couple reminders when making the decision on an early season...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    Agriculture    May 24, 2017 

McKenzie County Fairground Activities Await

Summer days are drawing near and so are fair time activities! On May 31st and June 1st starting at 9:00 am there will be a Les Vogt horsemanship clinic held at the Mckenzie County Fairgrounds in Watford City. Vogt is a very experienced and highly...

 

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 to...

 

Livestock Per Capita Fee Payments Due May 31

The Montana Department of Revenue mailed 2017 livestock per capita fee bills. Payment is due by May 31. Livestock owners can pay online at ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov or by mail with a check. March 1 was the deadline for livestock owners to report...

 

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 to...

 

Bale Grazing Talk at ARS BrownBagger Mar. 24

Grazing cattle in the winter months is not typically considered an option in the northern plains, nor as a means to build soil health, but that attitude is changing with new tools and techniques now available. One of those tools, bale grazing, has...

 

Lice in Cattle a Problem

Many North Dakota ranchers are faced with a continual lice infestation in their herd this winter, even though they have treated their cattle. “Some have even treated more than once and are still seeing the effects of lice in their livestock,” say...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Detoxifying Fusarium Study Focus of ARS BrownBagger Mar. 10

Fusarium head blight (FHB) has proved a very costly disease since its emergence as a major threat in the 1990s. Altogether, U.S. wheat and barley farmers have lost over $3 billion due to FHB epidemics. To address the problem, a research program...

 

Eastern Montana Sheep Symposium Feb. 13

If you are like me, when the term livestock producers in Richland County is mentioned, your thoughts almost immediately turn to our ranchers who are working with cattle every day. And while our cattle ranchers certainly make up a large portion of the...

 

SWCDM & NRCS Team to Present Soil Health Workshops for Landowners

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana are pleased to announce an upcoming series of workshops hosted in eastern Montana. The workshops will be held January 17, 18, & 19 in Great Falls, Billings, and Sidney, respectively. Dr. Dwayne...

 

USDA Provides New Cost Share Opportunities for Organic Producers and Handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost...

 

The Glendive Agri-Trade Expo is Scheduled for Feb. 10 & 11, 2017

February will be here before we know it.  Mark the second weekend in February (February 10 & 11th) on your calendars for the Glendive Agri-Trade Expo (GATE) as we celebrate the 39th year of this exceptional agricultural tradeshow at the Eastern...

 

A Steak in Ag

R-CALF USA may be defined as a non-profit producer organization, but our work benefits anyone who eats meat and lives in an economy that includes agriculture. We’re more than a producer organization; we’re your organization! R-CALF USA Shares 100...

 

Bull-buying Workshops Set

Cattle producers will have an opportunity to learn how expected progeny differences (EPDs) can help them buy the right bulls for their operation during workshops the North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding this winter. The Buying B...

 

Breakthrough Ag Technology from MSU Registered for Commercial Use

A naturally occurring bacterium discovered by Montana State University has been registered for commercial use and sale by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its impressive plant-disease figh...

 

Design Your Session Plan Workshop Starts November 29

This series of sessions to help farm and ranch families pass their businesses on to the next generation will start next week Tuesday, November 29, in Watford City, and will continue on December 1 and...

 

Grain Drying and Storage Tips

With harvest over for most, now comes the time to haul and sell your grain. Many operations have to have grain bins and a handling system as heading straight to the elevator isn’t an option, for...

 

Farm Bureau Members Participate in Farm Bill Listening Session

Three Montana Farm Bureau members participated in Senator Jon Tester’s Farm Bill listening tour October 17 in Billings. Tester is holding listening sessions to hear farmers’ hopes and concerns for the new Farm Bill. Montana Farm Bureau Vice...

 

MSU Extension Offers Information on Selecting Fertilizer Nitrogen Rates

Selecting fertilizer rates for yield and quality will depend in part on this past summer’s rains and the amount of this year’s residue, according to Clain Jones, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist in the MSU College of Agriculture Department...

 

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to ND Farmers in Response to 2015 Market Downturn

USDA N.D. Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director (SED), Aaron Krauter announced that approximately 57,000 N.D. FSA farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the...

 

New Pulse Crop Facility Makes Gains & Increases Capacity

Glendive, MT is home to a new pulse crop receiving and transportation facility, established by ITC International Inc. Based out of Canada, ITC International Inc. provides a diverse range of pulse...

 

Sponsors are Wanted for the 2016 Bovine Connection

The 2016 Bovine Connection will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at the Culbertson Saddle Club in Culbertson, MT, and they are looking for supporting sponsors. The Bovine Connection was formed by MSU...

 

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