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 By Tie Shank    News    May 7, 2014

History of the Williston Research Extension Center

Owned by North Dakota State University, the Williston Experiment Station, now known as the Williston Research Extension Center, was established by House Bill 240 on March 13, 1907. It originally sat...

 
 By Jim Rickman    News    May 7, 2014

Montana Newspaper Association/Montana PBS to Sponsor U. S. House and Senate Debates

The Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS have joined together to sponsor the first United States Senate and United States House of Representatives candidate debates of the political season. The debates will be held in the Library Auditorium...

 
 By Mitch Greenwood    Sports    May 7, 2014

Olympic Wrestlers Coming To Watford City

A trio of wrestlers will visit Watford City, all of them having many ties to the Olympics. The Wolves Wrestling team will be hosting their second annual Bootcamp Wrestling Camp from June 4-6 and camp...

 

What's Next for LYIP?

Record crowds of supporters of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP) attended the public meetings in Glendive and Sidney hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) two weeks ago. Both venues were...

 

Sidney FFA Banquet

The Sidney FFA Club held their annual banquet on May 1 at the Sidney High School. Club advisor Ted Fulgham recognized each FFA member to congratulate them on their work throughout the year. Fulgham...

 

USDA Increases Specialty Block Grant Funds for Montana $986,229 Now Available for Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Montana will receive more than $986,000 from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBG).  Montana’s increase in funding is largely due to the additional acres of dry peas and lentils planted....

 

Letter to the Editor

I attended the meeting regarding Intake Dam and the fish bypass last Thursday evening at the Sidney High School, and I left that meeting shaking my head in disgust. The pallid sturgeon mess is just one more project in a long series of events that...

 

Nortana Grain Company Names New General Manager

Nortana Grain Company’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Shane Keller has accepted the position of General Manager. Shane is replacing Rondel Beery, who is retiring. Shane has been with Nortana for about seven years, most recently in...

 
 By Clain Jones    Ag Roundup    May 7, 2014

Crops From No-Till Fields May Need Spring Nitrogen Boost

No-till crop production provides benefits through reduced soil erosion and soil moisture loss, which potentially increases yield. However, no-till fields with wheat stubble may need a nitrogen boost in the spring above that required under...

 

A Steak in Ag

R-CALF USA may be defined as a non-profit producer organization, but our work benefits anyone who eats meat and lives in an economy that includes agriculture. We’re more than a producer organization, we’re your organization! Country-of-Origin...

 

History of the Williston Research Extension Center

Owned by North Dakota State University, the Williston Experiment Station, now known as the Williston Research Extension Center, was established by House Bill 240 on March 13, 1907. It originally sat on 160 acres north-east of Williston along the...

 

MSU Research On Nitrogen Fertilizer Links Broadcast Application With Losses

With nitrogen fertilizer prices somewhat unsettled, Montana State University scientists caution dollars may be blowing away with the spring wind due to the phenomenon of volatilization loss. Recent research has shown some surprising results on how...

 

WIFE "Art of Farming" Winners Announced

Montana WIFE (Women Involved in Farm Economics) announced the winners of their twenty-eight “The Art of Farming”, calendar art contest. WIFE received 445 student entries and we thank the students and their teachers for sending some excellent art...

 

Growth Through Agriculture Awards $330,000

Today, Governor Bullock, the Montana Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture Development Council announced the recipients of $333,404 in funding for agricultural related projects. “We are pleased to announce the Growth Through Agriculture awa...

 

Sidney Sugars Status Report

Despite concerns about the future of reliable irrigation, Sidney Sugars agricultural manager Russ Fullmer reports a little over 29,000 acres have been contracted for this season, down only about 1000 acres. “The water concerns haven’t altered pla...

 
 By Jaimee Green    Ag Roundup    May 7, 2014

Fulgham Serves as Sidney FFA Chapter Advisor

Sidney High School's FFA Chapter is now being run with a new advisor. Ted Fulgham of Libby accepted the position in January and has been busy ramping up the program and implementing some new ideas....

 

Top Youth Honors Announced for Light, Heavyweight Hog Projects in Montana

As the 2014 fair season begins, Montana Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the top honors for light and heavyweight youth carcass hog projects in Montana in 2013. Kyleigh Salois of Conrad had the top heavyweight hog and Kyle Hamm of East H...

 
 By Tammy Lake    Ag Roundup    May 7, 2014

Richland County is Accepting ECP Applications for Flood Damage

Richland County has been approved to implement the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) due to floods. Producers need to file an ECP application with the FSA before starting work on land damaged by flood water. Emergency Conservation Program is a...

 

Equine Owners Encouraged to Consult with Vets on West Nile Virus Vaccination

Montana’s animal health officials are encouraging equine owners to consult with their veterinarians about vaccination for West Nile virus after a spike in the number of cases last year.  “We had 32 cases last year, the most since 2007, and the...

 

Pesticide Applicators Can Save Money By Following Three Spring Tips

Pesticide applicators can save money by inspecting their spray equipment, calibrating their sprayers and testing the quality of their water before spraying, said Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp....

 

Grants Awarded to Curb Noxious Weeds, Over $1.4 million to Educate, Research, and Control Noxious Weeds

The Montana Department of Agriculture announced the award of over $1.4 million in grant funds for the development and implementation of noxious weed management programs. “We all have a stake in combating the spread of noxious weeds at a statewide...

 
 By Rick Ripley    Ag Roundup    May 7, 2014

Montana Landowners Would Bear Brunt Of Free Roaming Bison

A Montana district court recently ruled that Montana laws dealing with the wild or domestic status of bison are “ambiguous.” Those laws certainly are complicated, and for good reason. The Montana legislature has purposely given joint...

 

New Study Seeks Cost-Effective Estimate of Montana Wolves

Researchers from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the University of Montana released preliminary results today of a new technique for estimating wolf numbers in Montana. The study was developed to produce a less expensive and more accurate populati...

 

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