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Input Needed on Montana Response to EPA Rules

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is holding a series of three meetings Sept. 30 thru Oct. 2 to take public comment on five options they’ve outlined for how Montana can comply with the EPA’s proposed rules to regulate greenhouse...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    October 1, 2014

'E-rase your E-waste' Exceeds Collection Goal

The results are in and, once again, E-rase your E-waste organizers have exceeded the goal they set for their 2014 annual collection events. "We wanted to celebrate our 10th anniversary by collecting...

 

Letter to the editor:

The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who helped us reach our e-cycling goal earlier this month in celebration of our 10th year of providing e-cycling opportunities to the MonDak region. Our goal was to reach 175 tons of...

 

North Dakota Agricultural Producers Invited to Attend Important Farm Bill Meetings

USDA North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Service to host a series of informational meetings to discuss the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs...

 

MSU Extension, USDA Announce Farm Bill Meetings in 28 Communities

Montana State University Extension, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be visiting 28 Montana communities this fall to conduct a series of informational meetings about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act...

 

MSU Graduate Joins Staff at High Plains Vet Clinic

Anna Downen has been working at the High Plains Veterinary Clinic in Sidney since May, 2014. Downen and her team competed and placed 2nd in the National Animal Science Competition in July. The 24...

 

Sidney Sugars Anticipating "Tons" This Harvest Season

The 2014 sugar beet crop is shaping up to be a good one according to Sidney Sugars agricultural manager Russ Fullmer. The latest root samples indicated big tonnage. “They were pretty good,” Fullmer said. “The tons will be there.” The earlier...

 
 By Tim Fine    Ag Roundup    October 1, 2014

Fall Landscaping & Lawn Care

Recent weather fluctuations have driven home the point for me that fall is definitely upon us which means that winter and those dreaded four-letter words, cold and snow, are soon to follow. However, we can hope that those two things are still more...

 

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...

 

MOSS Bringing Unique Learning Experience to Brorson School

The Montana Outdoor Science School, or MOSS, will be visiting Brorson School October 13 and 14. MOSS is a privately funded organization out of Bozeman, MT that teaches the global leadership concept of...

 

Williams County Extension Agent Comes Out of Retirement to Serve The Public

Warren Froelich is back in the proverbial saddle. After retiring from the Williams County Extension office last August, Froelich has once again picked up the reins. When asked why he came out of retirement he states simply, “There was just a need....

 

Tester, Walsh Recognized as Fighters for Montana's Farming and Ranching Families

Montana’s Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh received the Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union Tuesday night for their work fighting for farming and ranching families in Montana. Tester, the Senate’s only working farmer, and Wals...

 

Irrigation Powers a $22 Million ­Economy on the Tongue River

What does irrigation do for Montana’s agricultural economy? Take a trip down the Tongue River Valley, where you’ll find about 25,000 irrigated acres along its 190-mile length. With 130 frost-free days per year, high quality soils, and a climate...

 

Vo Ag Teacher Offers Hands-on Experience, Encourages Community Involvement

In January of 2014, Ted Fulgham made the switch from working in the oilfield to becoming the Vo Ag teacher at Sidney Senior High School. Having previously taught at Montana schools in Hardin for...

 
 By AG Media    Ag Roundup    October 1, 2014

MSU Selects New Vice President, Dean of Agriculture

Charles Boyer from California State University, Fresno, has been chosen to lead the College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station at Montana State University. Currently dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and...

 

MSU Faculty Member to be Honored for Outstanding Paper

Lance McNew, a new faculty member in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University, will be honored Oct. 26 in Pittsburgh at the 21st annual conference of The Wildlife Society. McNew was lead author of a scientific article...

 

New Digital Photography Book to Feature Ladies of Montana Ranching

"Ladies and Livestock: Life on the Ranch," the second book in the Montana Family Ranching Series, from the Research and Education Endowment Foundation of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (REEF),...

 

MSU Professor Named American Society of Agronomy Fellow

Perry Miller, Montana State University professor of cropping systems in the College of Agriculture, has been named a fellow in the American Society of Agronomy. ASA members nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and...

 

U.S. Cattlemen's Association Membership Meeting October 3; In Conjunction With I-BAND Annual Convention

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will hold its annual directors’ and membership meeting in conjunction with the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota’s (I-BAND) annual meeting at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel in Bismarck, ND...

 

Heavy Rain Impacts 2014 Durum Crop

According to Joyce Eckhoff, head of the MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center, the 2014 durum crop is expected to produce a high yield but lower quality than previous years. The spring durum,...

 

Montana REAP's the Benefits as USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday, September 15, 2014 that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide. Montana was awarded five of the grants totaling $168,000. “We are very proud to...

 

MT Stockgrowers Seeks Nominations for Ranching Woman of the Year

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Montana Ranching Woman of the Year. The annual award is presented to an MSGA member who has made great contributions to the Montana ranching community and has gone above and...

 

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...

 

A Monthly Report by R-CALF USA

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! Groups Pleased With...

 

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