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Rise in Paraquat use Leads to Warnings for Pesticide Applicators, Dealers in Montana

As weeds like kochia develop resistance to glyphosate herbicides, more Montanans are turning to herbicides that contain the active ingredient paraquat, says Montana State University Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp. Paraquat is very...

 

Where's the Beef? DOL's Brands Enforcement Division Can Find It!

The Montana Department of Livestock’s Brands Enforcement Division recovered and returned 4,630 head of lost, stolen and strayed livestock, worth $6.4 million, to their rightful owners in 2013. That’s a return to producers of nearly $2 for every...

 

Farm Bureau Photo Contest

Richland County Farm Bureau is helping to promote this year’s Montana Farm Bureau 2014 Photo Contest, put on by the Women’s Leadership Committee. The photo contest will be held this year during the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual...

 

Deming 2 Time Lamb Champ

At 12 years old, Becca Deming shows a work ethic and sense of responsibility beyond her years. At this year's Richland County Fair she won Grand Champion Market Lamb for the second year in a row...

 

MSU Students Tie for Second in National Animal Science Competition

Four students from the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University tied for second place in the National Academic Quadrathlon, held July 20-21 in Kansas City, Mo., and Manhatta...

 

LYIP Rocks the Intake Diversion Dam

The recent heavy rains, and a breakdown temporarily stopped the critical rocking process of the Intake diversion dam by Lower Yellowstone Irrigation. By August 14,the river level over the dam was...

 

NILE Offers 2014 Internships

The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) is now taking applications for participants in the 2014 NILE Internship Program. The Internship program provides the opportunity to gain training and work experience in the livestock and equine...

 

Follow the Regulations on the Use, Labeling & Sale of Cover Crops in ND

The days of going to the local elevator and buying common oats or barley to spread as a cover crop are gone. Increasing interest in cover crops, especially mixtures of crop varieties, is generating questions from producers, seed retailers and seed...

 

Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage Methods

All storage options should keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration. With a considerable amount of last year’s grain crop still in storage, and a bumper crop and low prices this year, the demand for grain storage is high. “Grain can be...

 

MT FSA: USDA Sending Acreage History and Yield Reports to Help Producers Prepare for New Farm Bill Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers should start receiving notices updating them on their current base acres, yields and 2009-2012 planting history. The written...

 

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