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Rau Science Fair Winners

Rau Elementary held its annual science fair on March 12....

 

Wedding Announcement

Scott and Lisa Ziler of Sidney, MT are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Ziler to Blayne Wareham, son of Neil and Berna Wareham of Neepawa, Manitoba. Nicole graduated from...

 

National Ag Day 2014

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. This will mark the 41st anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day...

 

Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths To Feed

In 1969, the United States accomplished a feat once thought impossible: sending a man to the moon. This accomplishment was not completed overnight; it was comprised of small steps that contributed to the overall success. In the end, one man...

 

BEEF, Cattle and the Larson's – 'It's a lifestyle and a way of life'

Tim and Kristin Larson of Sidney, MT pride themselves on promoting the Beef and cattle industry. Both raised on cattle ranches in Montana, Tim in Forsyth and Kristin in Big Timber, the BEEF and cattle...

 

Dr. Hans Schneider Researches Sugar Beets at EARC

Dr. Hans Schneider received his doctorate degree in plant pathology from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands, which is known world-wide for its agricultural educational and research...

 

A Steak in Ag

Thanks to everyone who made calls, neither COOL nor the enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act were weakened in the 2014 Farm Bill! These are both important victories for U.S. independent producers. The COOL lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court...

 

Stockgrowers Announces Beef Industry Internship

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is seeking a student intern for the summer of 2014. The internship will focus on involvement in the beef cattle community of Montana and will include work with MSGA Policy, Communications, and Marketing and...

 

Dairy Focus: Spring Thaw Can Contribute to Feed Waste

Spring is approaching, and now is a good time to assess forage inventories and finalize plans for 2014 production. However, in addition to planning for growing-season forages, springtime thawing often contributes to additional waste in the feed...

 

MT Revenue Dept. Encourages Owners of Property Damaged or Destroyed by Flooding to Apply for Tax Relief

The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes are damaged or destroyed by flooding to apply for natural disaster property tax relief. A property owner whose home or outbuildings are partially or totally destroyed...

 

NCAT to Host Workshop for Farmers Selling to Institutions

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is hosting an interactive workshop, “Entering the Institutional Food Market,” on Friday April 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Farm to Cafeteria Network event will provide...

 

MFU Members Return from National Farmers Union Convention

Montana Farmers Union (MFU) President Alan Merrill and 14 MFU members traveled to the National Farmers Union convention in Santa Fe, NM, which was held March 8-11, 2014. In addition to Merrill, the group included six delegates who helped shape the...

 

USDA Enhances Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 22 new categories of eligible equipment for...

 

MFBF, MGGA talk about 2014 Farm Bill at Hobson Event

The Montana Farm Bureau (MFBF) and the Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) held an informational session on the Agricultural Act of 2014 March 4 at the Bos Terra Auditorium in Hobson. The session was designed to provide the most up-to-date...

 

4-H Youth See Citizenship in Action

Several North Dakota 4-Hers have gained a lesson in citizenship. The 41 4-H youth gathered in Bismarck on Feb. 16 and 17 for the North Dakota State University Extension Service Center for 4-H Youth...

 

The Art of Farming, WIFE Calendar Art Contest

In recognition of National Agriculture Week (National Agriculture Day, March 25,2014), WIFE (Montana Women Involved in Farm Economics) invites Montana’s school children to express their ideas on farm life by participating in WIFE’s twenty-eighth...

 

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