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Field Peas Possible Alternative to Distillers Grains

Field peas may be an alternative to distillers grains as a protein source in cattle feed if the field peas are at a low enough cost, according to a North Dakota State University Extension livestock...

 

Sheep Producers Need To Keep Marketing Options Open

Sheep producers need to keep their marketing options open during the COVID-19 outbreak, says Travis Hoffman, North Dakota State University Extension sheep specialist. "We are undoubtedly in a...

 

Governor Bullock Presses USDA To Allow Locally Produced Meat To Go To Montanans Hardest Hit By COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, April 27 - Montana - Governor Steve Bullock sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow some local processing in order to avoid food waste and get local meat to Montana food banks for Montanans hardest hit...

 
 By Tasha Gibby    Ag Roundup    May 6, 2020

USDA Announces $15 Million For Conservation Innovation Grants

Bozeman, MT - April 29 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service...

 

Resources Available To Help Consumers, Food Producers In COVID-19 Struggle

The Senate has passed by unanimous consent H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The House is scheduled to vote Thursday, April 23 and President Trump announced he would sign the bill into law. The American Farm...

 

NDSU, SDSU Extension Holding Cattle Mineral Program

"Providing the correct mineral supplement is necessary to ensure optimal health, performance and reproduction," says Janna Block, Extension livestock systems specialist at North Dakota State...

 

Montana Pork Producers Council Encouraged by Resources Provided in Defense Production Act for Meat and Poultry

Montana Pork Producers Council (MPPC) recognizes the importance of evoking the Defense Production Act for Meat and Poultry. Providing federal guidance to packing plants to ensure they can remain open, the Executive Order signed by President Trump on...

 
 By Roger Koopman    News    May 6, 2020

PSC Commissioner Censure Proceeding

HELENA – The first phase of a PSC commissioner censure proceeding, involving serious allegations of ethical misconduct by Commission Randy Pinocci (R-Sun River), was held at a 9:30 business meeting of the commission on Tuesday, May 5. The censure m...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Additional Phase One Guidelines to Include Gyms, Movie Theaters, and Museums

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional Phase One guidelines that will allow gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning Friday, May 15 as long as they adhere to strict guidelines...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

DLI Issues Guidance To Montanans Returning To Work

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today is issuing guidance to Montanans returning to work during Phase One of the reopening of Montana’s economy. “We at the Department of Labor & Industry have been intently focused on...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    May 6, 2020

Montana Farm Bureau To Host Virtual Farm Fair

This time of year, Montana grade school students are generally attending farm fairs across the state, learning about various aspects of agriculture. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farm fairs which...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

North Dakota Gets New PPE Disinfection System As Recovered COVID-19 Cases Surpass Active Cases

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today highlighted a new capability that will help North Dakota meet demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic, as the state’s number of recovered COVID-19 cases surpassed the...

 

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