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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...

 

Richland County Farm Bureau to Host Meet And Greet With Director of Agriculture, Ben Thomas

Richland County Farm Bureau is excited to announce that Montana Director of Agriculture, Ben Thomas will be in Sidney July 19th from 4 to 6 pm at Meadowlark Brewery. All are welcome to come meet and s...

 

18th Annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Winners

The Sidney Chamber held its annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament on July 10 at the Sidney Country Club....

 

36th Swank Variety Plot Tour July 18

The 36th Swank Variety Plot Tour on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 will be held at the Swank farm north of Poplar. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm at the Swank family farm, with the tour starting at 5:15 pm at the test plot. This year’s speakers...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Authorizes Additional Flexibilities for Producers in Northern Great Plains

USDA authorized emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres during the primary nesting season in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana in the counties meeting D2 or greater, as indicated by the US Drought Monitor. Since that time...

 

Dr. Frankie Crutcher's Studies and Speaking Topics

Dr. Frankie Crutcher started working at the Eastern Agriculture Research Center in Sidney in June 2016. She has a Bachelor's degree in Plant Biotechnology from Montana State University. She also has...

 

EARC/MSU Extension 2017 Field Day July 19

The EARC/MSU Extension in Sidney will hold its 2017 Field Day July 19. The morning will begin with registration at 8:30am. At 9:00am Chengci Chen, EARC Superintendent will welcome everyone and give an introduction. At 9:15am Duane Peters will discuss...

 

MSU Researcher Attunes Environmental Factors To Pea Genetics To Increase Montana Crop Yield And Performance

Farmers in Montana, and other parts of the Northern Great Plains, are shifting from cereal-only cropping to a cereal-dry pea cropping system. This transition is not without its share of unknowns,...

 

Catch A Sugar Beet Update At EARC/MSU Field Day July 19

Duane Peters, Agricultural Manager for Sidney Sugars, will speak to attendees at the 2017 EARC/MSU Extension Field Day on Wednesday, July 19. Peters calls his update "short and sweet", but plans on...

 

MSU Soil Fertility Specialist Recommends Methods To Boost Wheat Grain Protein Mid-Season

Clain Jones, Montana State University soil fertility Extension specialist, suggests Montana irrigated wheat famers consider providing additional nitrogen to their crop, calling it the most important management factor to produce high protein levels th...

 

LYIP to Work on Graphic Representation of New Weir Design

The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project is looking for a graphic artist to render a drawing of the proposed new weir design at Intake. Three government agencies, LYIP and the community are currently awaiting a decision from Judge Brian Morris on a...

 
 By Tim Fine    Agriculture    June 21, 2017

Water Conservation In The Landscape

Before beginning this article, I should mention that a majority of the information contained within comes from MontGuide number MT198915AG titled Yard and Garden Water Management, and can be found by going to http://msuextension.o...

 

Producers Can Earn Points At Local Field Days

Pesticide points have been awarded for two local dryland field days coming up on Thursday and Friday, June 22nd and June 23rd. Two private applicator points will be awarded for attendees at each event, along with a mix of commercial points,...

 

Irrigation Project Threatened Again

Once again, our farmers and communities are threatened by the Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a brief filed with District Court, those plaintiffs are not only asking for another injunction against the construction...

 

Producers Can Earn Points At Local Field Days

Pesticide points have been awarded for two local dryland field days coming up on Thursday and Friday, June 22nd and June 23rd. Two private applicator points will be awarded for attendees at each...

 

Irrigation Project Threatened Again

Once again, our farmers and communities are threatened by the Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a brief filed with District Court, those plaintiffs are not only asking for another injunction against the construction...

 

Richland Co. Ladies Night On The Range June 13

The Natural Resources Conservation Service along with the Richland County Conservation District will be hosting an afternoon event for agricultural women in the area on Tuesday, June 13. Kami Kilwine, NRCS area range conservationist from Miles City,...

 

Tester Holds Farm Bill Listening Tour in Glendive

About twenty people gathered at the Ullman Center at Dawson Community College at ten o'clock Friday, May 26, to take part in Senator Jon Tester's Farm Bill Listening Tour. Beginning with the pledge...

 

Fairview FFA Banquet Held May 22

Fairview's future farmers wrapped up the year with a chapter banquet on Monday, May 22nd at the Double Barrel in Fairview, MT. All members received their Greenhand Degree and pin, Chapter FFA Degree...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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