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Montana Stockgrowers Convention Draws Ranching Crowd to Billings

The 129th Montana Stockgrowers Association Convention and Trade Show, held at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana in Billings, December 12-14, drew record crowds from the ranching community from across the state. The three-day convention featured a number...

 

Hydroponics Gardening Increasing In Popularity

Hydroponics is a combination of two Greek words, “hydro” meaning water and “ponics” meaning labor. It is a method of growing plants using a mineral solution in water, without using soil. Resea...

 

Positive Returns Projected in 2014 for Most Crops

Projected crop budgets generally show some return to labor and management for 2014, although the price of most crops declined significantly in 2013 and are not expected to improve, according to Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Se...

 

Richland County Centennial Farms & Ranches Workshop at MHC

Many families have been in Richland County for 100 years or more. Is yours one of them? The Richland County Centennial Committee wants to recognize family farms and ranches that will be at least 100 years old in 2014 during the big Centennial...

 

Wheat Show to Feature "Best of the Best"

The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show has taken on a different look with the incorporation of NDSU’s Best of the Best in addition to several other keynote speakers and the ever-popular Bread...

 

Sidney High School Celebrates 75 Years of FFA

Learning to do. Doing to learn. Earning to live. Living to serve. Ask any local National Future Farmers of America Organization student the FFA motto and it will effortlessly roll off their tongue....

 

Coyote Catalog Available for Hunters, Landowners

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department have reopened the Coyote Catalog to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas. The Coyote Catalog is an online...

 

USDA Designates 31 Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers in Adjacent States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 31 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by multiple disasters that include spring snowstorms, significant rainfall, unseasonably cool spring, frosts...

 

Prairie Fare: Try These Tips, Resources for a Healthier New Year

The other day I stumbled upon a piece of food-related literature my husband bought for me several years ago. It caught his eye on a newsstand. In an article that included compelling pictures, an eyewitness reported the furry and ferocious...

 

BeefTalk: Bull Buying and Headaches

With the ever-growing databases and improved techniques and computer applications to access the data, reviewing records of old bulls to access the current genetics within the herd aids in understanding the herd. As the year wraps up, the process of...

 

MSU Extension Has New Publications Addressing Weeds

Montana State University Extension has released two new publications, one to identify weed seedlings and one to answer frequently asked questions about herbicides and noxious weeds to help Montana’s farmers and ranchers keep weeds in check. The fir...

 

Greytak Calendars for Sale

Don Greytak calendars are on sale now. Don Greytak, a pencil artist from Havre, Montana showcases his work in these great calendars. Greytak’s portraits illustrate rural life and a down home way of living. The profits from these calendars will...

 

NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2014

The North Dakota State University Extension Services has updated the Crop Compare program, which is a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives. The program uses the direct costs and yields from the 2014 projected crop budgets for nine...

 

Dynneson Family Carries On Tradition of Team Driving

Katelyn Dynneson can see it perfectly in her mind. The brilliant strands of white and colored lights. The misty steam of her horses’ breath against the frigid night air. She can hear the loud...

 

BeefTalk: What's in the Bull Soup?

Bull selection only requires that one understands or at least appreciates the EPD values and trends within a breed. Buying bulls is like making soup. You put in a bit of this and a bit of that and in the end, you have good soup. Likewise, a piece of...

 

3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas was "The Best So Far"

This year’s 3rd annual Cowboy Christmas Event was held in “The Well” on the campus of Williston State College (WSC) on Saturday December 7th. The event was put on by the WSC Agriculture...

 

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