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RMC Student Emily Schaff Inspires Support For Special Olympics Montana

BILLINGS – For RMC freshman Emily Schaff, a brief meeting with representatives from Special Olympics turned into a collaboration that has launched a number of new initiatives for students at RMC....

 
 By Barbara Peterson    News    April 1, 2015

Williston Honors Winners Of "Mayor For A Day" Essay Contest

Two Williston third graders have been recognized for their "If I were Mayor for a Day" essays. Ja'Waya Cason and Baylee Brouilette received first and second place respectively in the contest. They...

 

Stations of the Cross

The Junior Catholic Daughters Court Mother Cabrini #1766 Sidney led the Friday evening Stations of the Cross from the view point of Jesus 'Mother Mary. This Lenten tradition recalls the scriptural...

 

Cowboy Classic Tournament Champs

Sidney's 6th Grade Boys Basketball team (Nick Jones Real Estate) following the Championship Game in Miles City's Cowboy Classic Tournament held on March 21st & 22nd. The Sidney 6th grade boys...

 
 By MT DPHHS    News    April 1, 2015

Carroll College Head Football Coach Mike Van Diest, DPHHS Team Up To Encourage Colorectal Cancer Screening

Carroll College head football coach Mike Van Diest has compiled impressive stats over the years. In over 16 years at the helm for the Fighting Saints, Van Diest has six NAIA National Championships and 186 wins. But, outside football, there’s one...

 

Kornze Faces Committee Scrutiny On Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) today questioned BLM Director Neil Kornze on how the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BLM and the...

 

UM Law Students Tour Energy Facilities For Spring Break

MISSOULA – Twenty students from the University of Montana’s School of Law are currently taking a 1,400-mile, five-day bus tour across Montana to see firsthand the various forms of energy development in the state. The Energy Facilities Field Trip...

 

Ensure Your Burn Does Not Become the Next Wildfire

Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light up this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Obtain a permit or contact local...

 

Sidney Math Competition Held March 24

Sidney High School hosted 259 students who participated in the Math Meet Tuesday, March 24. Seventh and eighth grade math teams from Culbertson and Glendive tied for first place.(Photos by Meagan...

 

USDA Designates 25 Counties In North Dakota As A Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance To Producers In Surrounding States

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by the combined effects of frost, colder than average winter,...

 

BLM Requests Input On Application To Graze Bison Year-Around At Flat Creek Allotment

(MALTA, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input for an environmental analysis regarding a grazing permittee’s application to change their class of livestock and to change the livestock use and management...

 

LYIP Public Comment Period Ends April 3

Once again, the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP) is in dire need of community support. The US Army Corps of Engineers is allowing public comment on the proposed concrete weir and fish...

 

Federal Food Board Schedules Meeting On MSU Campus, April 9-10

BOZEMAN - A group of scholars and agricultural specialists who are considered some of the world’s top experts on food production, food safety and solving hunger across the globe will gather in Bozeman April 9 and 10 when the United States Agency...

 

MT Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds Increase To $1.3 Million

Helena, Mont., Following an official announcement by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Montana agriculture will now have $1.3 million in federal grant funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. With the...

 

MSU Greenhouse Study Seeks Input From Montana Vegetable Growers

Montana farmers know well the “shoulder seasons” – those few months before summer and during fall, when predicting the weather is a guess at best and harvest might be a gamble. For many of the state’s commercial vegetable growers,...

 

Calf Losses Before Birth A Concern-The Best Way To Determine What Caused An Abortion Or Stillbirth In Cattle Is Lab Testing

Abortions can be a major concern for cattle producers. An “abortion” is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and lives...

 
 By Tie Shank    Ag Roundup    April 1, 2015

Danielle Steinhoff Accepts Role Of Agriculture And Natural Resources Extension Agent In Williams County, ND

WILLISTON: Danielle Steinhoff, formerly of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and now a resident of Williston, ND, recently began her employment with the NDSU Extension Service as the new Agriculture and...

 

MT Dept. & Ag Organizations Team Up For National Ag Day Lunch In Capitol - All-Montana Lunch Served To Legislators

Helena, Mont., Governor Steve Bullock welcomed a Capitol full of people to celebrate National Ag Day with state legislators, the department of agriculture, state agriculture organizations, and...

 

Beeftalk: The Big 60 Means 60 Percent Calved In 21 Days! The 60 Percent Goal Is Very Realistic

The big 60 means that 60 percent of the cows calved in the first 21 days of the calving season. That is achievable, doable and good. Sixty percent was the goal. The evaluation of the cattle business is ongoing, and producers always should take...

 

Ensure Your Burn Does Not Become the Next Wildfire

Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light up this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Obtain a permit or contact local...

 

Wheat Midge Populations Lower In 2015 Than 2014

Only 7 percent of soil samples show a moderate to high risk for wheat midge infestation. Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the...

 

USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines - Farmers Have Until April 7 to Update Yields, Reallocate Base Acres, and Make Final Selections

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established...

 

USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision To Limit Payments To Non-Farmers - Department Proposes Changes To "Actively Engaged" Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to...

 

Farm Credit Services Holds 2015 Annual Stockholders Meeting

(MINOT, ND) – Stockholders of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, ACA elected two directors at their annual meeting which was held at the Holiday Inn in Minot on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Rollin Tonneson, Souris, ND and Bryan Ankenbauer,...

 
 By Tie Shank    Ag Roundup    April 1, 2015

4-H Communication Arts Contest

WILLISTON: On Sunday, April 19th, the 4-H Communication Arts Program will be hosting an arts contest at the Broadway Commons Building at 302 E. Broadway in Williston. The 4-H Communication Arts...

 

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