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Sidney/Fairview Wrestlers Win Big At Divisionals

The Sidney/Fairview wrestling team took first place at the Eastern A Divisional Wrestling Tournament held in Sidney last weekend. The Eagles finished with 387.5 points followed by Laurel with 225 and...

 

2021 MonDak Ag Days To Be Held In Hybrid Format March 4-5

MonDak Ag Days is an annual event that brings together the agriculture community to celebrate the industry. It provides educational opportunities for MonDak area farmers and ranchers and showcases the...

 

Grasshopper Management To Be Discussed At MonDak Ag Days

On Friday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Dave Branson will be speaking at MonDak Ag Days on grasshopper problems in 2020 and a grasshopper outlook for 2021.  For over 20 years, Branson has been a research entomologist at the USDA-Agricultural...

 

Dr. Rand To Speak At MonDak Ag Days

Thursday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Tatyana Rand will be discussing alfalfa weevil and wheat stem sawfly identification, research and management. Dr. Rand is a research ecologist, in Pest Management Research Unit, at USDA-ARS Northern Plains...

 

McKelvy To Present Virtually At MonDak Ag Days

Dr. Uta McKelvy will be giving a virtual presentation on small grain disease identification, control and efficacy of seed treatments on Friday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m..  McKelvy is the associate...

 

Funding Available Through USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The Montana Department of Agriculture would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity available through the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program. Applications are due March 22, 2021. USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant is...

 

Brian Jenks: Weed ID Training At MonDak Ag Days

Dr. Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, will provide training on how to identify weeds that are likely to be present in the MonDak area on Friday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m. MST.  Jenks has conducted research in most crops grown in western North Dakota and...

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook Focus Of March 11 Ag Research Summit Webinar

Farmers and ranchers in the MonDak region are readying their equipment for spring planting. The big question now is the weather. What can farmers and ranchers expect this growing season? Patrick Gilch...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021

Buckwheat: Hazard To Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Defining wild bison, ensuring livestock health and labeling Montana beef

New bills are arriving rapidly in the 2021 Montana State Legislative Session, and we're here to bring you the highlights. We're in the final push before transmittal deadline, which is the date when al...

 

Montana Introduces Legislation to Create Interstate Cooperative Meat Packing Compact

Helena -The Montana House of Representatives in partnership with other states has introduced House Bill 336 to create an Interstate Cooperative Meatpacking Compact. The purpose is to streamline interstate livestock commerce by removing state...

 

MSU Doctoral Student Receives Remote Sensing Fellowship

Bozeman - Montana State University doctoral student Erik Killian was recently recognized for his work in utilizing publicly accessible technology to approach precision agriculture research and was...

 

C & B Operations, LLC Enters Into An Exclusive Supply Agreement With Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. To Help Facilitate The Building Of A First-Ever, Zero-Carbon Wood Substitute Manufacturing Facility

Ida Grove, IA – C & B Operations, LLC, a family-owned business that operates 37 John Deere dealerships in South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, and Idaho has entered in an agreement with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. to exclusively...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Hosts Badlands Roundup Archery Match In Watford City

McKenzie County beginners received second and third place team honors in the Bare Bow category at Badlands Roundup 4-H Archery Match held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Rough Rider Center, Watford City....

 

Lawmakers Consider 'Right To Repair' Legislation

HELENA — The right to repair farm equipment had its day in the sun Feb. 25 in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 273 would make agricultural equipment manufacturers sell the tools and software necessary for repairs. Sen. Mark Sweeney, D-Philipsburg,...

 

LYIP Helps Ensure Successful Sugar Beet Production

Ever since 1909, the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP), has been providing a reliable supply of irrigation water to several acres of farmland across the west side of the Yellowstone River (even during the Dust Bowl).  This supply of...

 

USDA Ready To Assist Farmers, Ranchers & Communities Affected By Winter Storms

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, sta...

 

NDSU Extension Updates Sunflower Production Guide

North Dakota growers continue to be the No. 1 producers of sunflowers in the U.S., harvesting 715,000 acres of the crop in 2020. Sunflowers are harvested for oil, confection uses and bird food. Each...

 

Support Ag Literacy On Your Tax Form

The State of Montana has a voluntary tax check-off designation for Agricultural Literacy. These funds have the potential to provide materials and agricultural curriculum to teachers and schools across the state providing adequate knowledge of...

 

Winter Calving Requires Diligence

Winter and early spring calving can lead to health risks for the newborns, North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists caution. This winter's mild weather has created calving...

 

Canola Getting It Right Production Update Set for March 16

Producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn more about canola production during the Getting it Right in Canola Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extensi...

 
 By Brooke Stroyke    News    March 3, 2021

(Updated March 5, 2021) Governor Gianforte Expands Vaccine Distribution to Most Vulnerable Montanans With Phase 1B+

(Updated March 5, 2021) Governor Gianforte has expanded the availability of COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 60 and older, and 18-59 with underlying health conditions. The Richland County Health Department continues to take names for Phase 1B...

 

Sidney/Fairview Wrestlers in the Lead After Day 1 of State Tournament

The Sidney/Fairview High School wrestling team is in first place after the first day of action at the Montana Class A State Wrestling Tournament held in Miles City. Sidney/Fairview leads with a score...

 

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