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Bumble Bees Battling Sclerotinia Kick Off ARS 2018 BrownBagger Talks

A North Dakota State University researcher at the Langdon Research Extension Center is harnessing bumble bees, and soon honeybees, to help curb Sclerotinia head rot, a crippling fungal disease in sunflowers, that also affects soybean, dry beans,...

 

MT Department of Revenue Mails Livestock Reporting Forms for March 1 Reporting Deadline

The Montana Department of Revenue is mailing livestock reporting forms this week to livestock owners who own livestock and need to meet upcoming reporting and payment deadlines. About 18,500 livestock owners who reported last year will receive...

 

Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee Meeting Feb. 19th

The Montana Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee will meet at 9:00 am on Monday, February 19th in Billings at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center (1223 Mullowney Lane). The Alfalfa Seed Program is administered by the Montana Department of...

 

JB Angus to Hold Annual Production Sale Jan. 31

The JB Angus annual production sale will be at Stockmen's Livestock in Dickinson, ND at 1:00 pm mountain time Wednesday, January 31st. Bobby and Erika Kubas will be selling 30 select yearlings and...

 

Montana Pork Producers Council Offers Annual Meeting January 18th, Coinciding with MAGIE Ag Expo

Montana Pork Producers Council (MPPC) invites Montana pork producers to attend the annual meeting January 18, 2018, at the Mansfield Civic Center in Great Falls. By design, the event coincides with the MAGIE Ag Expo for attendee convenience. The them...

 

Grazing Workshop Slated For January

Cell Grazing, dormant season grazing, swath grazing, crop residue grazing and bale grazing, everything you need to know about grazing. Steve Kenyon, Green Pastures Ranching Ltd. will be in Sidney on January 17 to speak about these grazing...

 

National Hard Spring Wheat Show February 6-8

Greetings from the National Hard Spring Wheat Show!  2018 will mark the 65th Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show! The Wheat Show will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center from February 6-8. The Wheat Show is a great opportunity to...

 

RMA Announces Changes to Its Crop Insurance Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced changes to its crop insurance policies. Major changes for 2018 focus on conservation compliance certification and choice of unit structure based on the risk...

 

Four Montanans To Serve On National Agricultural Issues Committees

Four Montana Farm Bureau members have been chosen to serve on National Issue Advisory Committees for American Farm Bureau Federation. These committees play an important role in AFBF’s policy implementation and development. Over the past years,...

 

USDA Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS​) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative...

 

$1,000 Ag Excellence Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1

The Hard Spring Wheat Show is offering a $1,000 scholarship to graduating high school seniors from Richland, Williams, McKenzie, Divide, Mountrail, Burke, Sheridan, and Roosevelt Counties. The scholarship is designed to financially support students w...

 

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...

 

MonDak Ag Research Summit

The MSU EARC in Sidney, NDSU WREC in Williston and USDA-ARS NPARL in Sidney ag research centers held an Ag Research Summit on Nov. 15 at the Richland County Event Center. Scientists from each...

 

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...

 

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