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 By Tim Fine    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

Important Pest Alert: Orange Wheat Blossom Midge in Richland County

As was feared, the Orange Wheat Blossom Midge has been found in Richland County. Pheromone traps that were placed in fields by staff at the EARC have been capturing an increasing number of this...

 
 By Tie Shank    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

Richland County Fair & Rodeo

If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s the fact the Richland County Fair and Rodeo will be an action packed, exciting event for all ages. This annual event is known as the show window of...

 
 By Tie Shank    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

Josh Turner – Roughstock and Rambler Tour Coming to Richland County Fair on Saturday, August 2nd

Born in November, 1977, Josh Turner was raised by his parents near Lake City, South Carolina. He grew up as a devout Christian and sang bass in a gospel quartet called Thankful Hearts. Turner made...

 

15th Annual Sidney Chamber Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Winners

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held its annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament on July 14 at the Sidney Country Club. 1st place winners of Montana Silver Belt Buckles commemorating...

 
 By R-CALF USA    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

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! USDA Approves...

 

The Ag Agenda

Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things cle...

 

New Guide Available on Japanese Beetles in Montana

A guide to help Montanans detect, monitor and control Japanese beetles is now available from Montana State University Extension. Prior to 2013, the Japanese beetle was established in a small area of Billings, but had not spread. In 2013, it was...

 

Food Ingredient Fears Target Wheat

It’s one of the most iconic scenes from America’s Heartland, combines sweeping slowly over golden fields of wheat, sun peaking from behind puffy white clouds, trucks on the edge of fields hauling wheat to silos that look like prairie castles...

 
 By Dan Janes    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

USDA Seeks Public Comments on Conservation Programs

U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Aaron Krauter announced today that a public meeting will be held on August 6th at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead, Minnesota to solicit comments on a...

 

Nomination Deadline Nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees

U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees...

 

Regional Pulse Crop Lab to be Established at MSU

Work is beginning this summer to establish a regional laboratory at Montana State University for diagnosing insects, diseases and weeds in pulse crops. Chickpea, dry pea and lentil growers should be...

 

Farm Credit Marks 98 Years of Service to U.S. Agriculture & Rural America

Nearly 100 years after the U.S. Congress established Farm Credit www.farmcredit.com to serve as a reliable source of credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit Services of North Dakota and the entire Farm Credit System remain a...

 
 By Tie Shank    Ag Roundup    July 30, 2014

The Role of an Extension Agent

The first Extension Agent in Richland County, A.D. Anderson, began in 1917. He held the post of Richland County Extension Agent until 1920. A.D. did get some help, in the form of a home demonstration...

 

7th Annual MonDak Harvest Fest Tractor & Pickup Pull August 23rd

As we begin to see the summer wind down there are still many activities planned in our community. Following the Richland County Fair & Rodeo is the Lone Tree Gun Show and the Sidney Jaycees...

 

Hail Insurance Deadline Approaching - Purchase Hail Insurance by Aug. 15

With some much needed rain falling across most of Montana, now is the time to evaluate your crop insurance needs. Montana farmers and ranchers can still purchase state hail insurance through August 15 by contacting the toll free number at (844) 515-1...

 

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