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Design Your Succession Plan

How will your family farm or ranch business operate in the future when the owner retires or is gone? Are you currently working with another generation who may be questioning their role in the future...

 

Pulse Crop Update Part Of Ag Summit Program

Brian Gion, Marketing Director for the Northern Pulse Growers Association, is the featured luncheon speaker at the MonDak Ag Research Summit set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Richland County Event Center (on the fairground) in Sidney. Gion will be...

 

Design Your Succession Plan Workshop Offered in Watford City

“Design Your Succession Plan” is a workshop specially written to help farm and ranch families get started on their succession plan. This interactive series will be held on November 28, 30 and...

 

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The...

 

FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Brian Haugen today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections...

 

Preserving Sugar Beets Through Campaign

It's a bit unusual to see a Sno Cat driving on top of a huge pile of sugar beets, but Richard Albin was doing just that last week at the Sugar Valley station, Fairview. Now that beet harvest is...

 

MonDak Ag Research Summit Scheduled for November 15th

On Wednesday, November 15th, the MonDak Ag Research Summit will be held at the Richland County Event Center located in Sidney. The event will start at 9:00am MST and end at 3:00 pm MST. It will feature MonDak area agricultural researchers from the...

 

Montana Organic Lentil Pioneer David Oien To Be Honored As Outstanding Agricultural Leader

BOZEMAN - A third-generation Montana farmer with a philosophy degree who spent 30 years shepherding Montana agriculture into the forefront of organic and alternative crop production has been named...

 

Beyond The Fencerows

Worker Shortage Threatens U.S. Ag Sustainability Thanks to scientific innovation in agriculture, farmers and ranchers are using fewer resources to grow an abundant, sustainable food supply. But I wonder how far our new technology and techniques will...

 

USDA Issues 2016 Safety-Net Payments to North Dakota Farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director, Brian Haugen announced that North Dakota FSA County Offices are currently reviewing and issuing more than $331 million in payments to North...

 

2018 NAP: USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage: Oct. 2 Deadline

Montana producers have until Oct. 2, 2017 to sign-up for FSA’s Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for all 2018 Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops (includes spring seeded annual...

 

2018 NAP: USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage: Oct. 2 Deadline

Montana producers have until Oct. 2, 2017 to sign-up for FSA’s Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for all 2018 Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops (includes spring seeded annual...

 

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:...

 

Spotlight on Economics: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Beef Market

International beef trade issues continue to be dynamic and are impacting cattle prices short and long term. The U.S. is a major producer of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in the world and also a major exporter of those commodities. The U.S. also is...

 

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...

 

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...

 

4-H Impacting the Lives of Future Agriculturalists

Andrina Turnquist Andrina Turnquist grew up on a farm outside of Alexander and that is where her love of agriculture began. From working at the NDSU Williston Research Extension as a summer worker,...

 

Harvest For Seniors Project

The Harvest for Seniors project connects local farmers and gardeners to area seniors through a project that addresses senior nutritional needs. This will be the fifth year that the project will be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to area seni...

 

By Decoding Genome Of Ancient Wheat, MSU Scientist, Global Team Create 'Time Tunnel' To Days Before Agriculture

A global team of researchers including Hikmet Budak, Montana State University's Winifred Asbjornson Plant Sciences Chair, in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, has decoded for the...

 

Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Brian Haugen reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss...

 

MSU/EARC Field Day

The MSU Extension and Eastern Ag Research Center in Sidney held their annual Field Day on July 19. Area scientists shared their current research and data with producers and ag prof...

 

Director of Agriculture Visits Sidney

Montana Director of Agriculture, Ben Thomas was in Sidney July 19th to tour Sidney Sugars and attend the MSU/EARC Field Day. Later that evening he attended a meet & greet at the Meadowlark Public...

 

Supporting Producers During Tough Seasons

Generations of Montanans have cultivated the land and passed family farms and ranches down to their children. Their work has built Montana’s economy and preserved a way of life that still defines our state today. But with the ground cracking...

 

Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference Covers Pertinent Issues

Immigration and trade-top stories in mainstream news-are major issues for farmers and ranchers. During the 2017 Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference July 16-18 in Rogers, Ark., state Farm Bureau commodity leaders shared issues and policy...

 

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