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Montana FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation & Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

Bozeman – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Montana by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other...

 
 By Reagan Colyer    Ag Roundup    April 1, 2020 

MSU Research On Pest-Fighting Fungi Granted Patent For Biocontrol

BOZEMAN – Research conducted at one of Montana State University’s agricultural research centers was patented in January after the discovery of a group of unique fungi that may lead to strides in combating wheat stem sawfly and Hessian fly, two of...

 

Farm Bureau Highlights Immediate Challenges Facing Agriculture Sector

American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, AFBF President Zippy Duvall pledged...

 
 By Anne Cantrell    Ag Roundup    April 1, 2020 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources And Solutions For Farmers And Ranchers Under Stress

BOZEMAN - A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under...

 

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

Bozeman – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices wi...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Hoeven Outlines CARES Act, Relief for Families, Businesses, Health Care Providers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today outlined federal resources made available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation approved by Congress last week that will provide support to combat the health and...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Sen. Cramer Outlines Agriculture Assistance in COVID-19 Phase Three Relief Package during Call with Producers, Elected Leaders

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) spoke with members of North Dakota’s agricultural community today about the assistance for agriculture found in the Phase Three Coronavirus (COVID—19) relief package and about ongoing efforts to...

 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources & Solutions For Farmers & Ranchers Under Stress

Bozeman, MT — A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under stress. “We know from various research...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    March 4, 2020

McKenzie County School District Strives To Provide Career Opportunities To Students Through CTE Programs

Watford City High School hosted a Career and Technical Education (CTE) eeting Monday, Feb. 24. They celebrated successes of their current CTE program and discussed possible future programs. At the...

 

Intercropping And Cover Cropping Strategies Focus Of ARS BrownBagger

As weeds, disease and pest insects take a bigger bite out of farmer profits, many are looking for new ways to maintain or increase crop production, while reducing input costs for managing those pests. Among the more novel approaches to address pest...

 

USDA Opens Signup March 23 For Added Causes Of Loss Under WHIP+ & Announces Disaster Assistance For Sugar Beet Producers

Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through...

 

Ron Hanson To Discuss Farming and Ranching Succession At MonDak Ag Days

Starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13 at the Richland County Event Center, Ron Hanson, agribusiness professor emeritus, University of Nebraska, will be speaking about "Farming and Ranching...

 

Intercropping And Cover Cropping Strategies Focus Of ARS BrownBagger

As weeds, disease and pest insects take a bigger bite out of farmer profits, many are looking for new ways to maintain or increase crop production, while reducing input costs for managing those pests. Among the more novel approaches to address pest...

 

MSU Agriculture Student Earns National Leadership Honor

Bozeman - A Montana State University student will travel to Washington, D.C. after earning a spot in a selective national program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Natalie Sturm, a senior...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines

USDA Richland County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of the following FSA dates and deadlines. • March 16: Last day of 2019 Agricultural Risk Coverage Price Loss Coverage (ARC-PLC) Enrollment and Program Election Period...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines

USDA Richland County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of the following FSA dates and deadlines. • Feb. 28: Last day of General CRP Signup • March 2: Deadline for the 2019 Livestock Indemnity Program Application for...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Livestock Program Reminder

Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), administered by USDA Farm Service Agency, provides...

 

Rangeland Seeding To Manage Invasive Weeds Focus Of ARS Brownbagger

Ranchers and rangeland managers fight continual battles with invasive weeds and are always looking for new ways to keep them at bay. USDA Weed Ecologist Matt Rinella has been studying the use of seeding rangeland as a means for managing weeds over...

 

USDA Reminds Producers Of Feb. 28 Deadline For Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 14 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by Feb. 28. This signup is available to farmers and private...

 

USDA Declares Disaster In 17 Montana Counties After Months-Long Push

(U.S. Senate) – After a months-long push by U.S. Senator Jon Tester to provide relief for farmers in Eastern Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a disaster declaration for 17 Montana counties, clearing the way for producers...

 

Soil Formation Following Glacial Recession Focus Of ARS Brownbagger

Due to recent climate change, increased glacial recession in Arctic climates provides a unique opportunity to study soil formation. The evolution from glacial moraines consists of rocks and other materials deposited by the glacier as it moves. How...

 

Harnessing A Plant's Own Chemicals To Improve Crop Nutrition Focus Of Brownbagger Talk

A USDA scientist with the Agricultural Research Service’s Mandan, ND lab is studying new ways to harness plant chemicals to improve crop nutrition, soil nutrient cycling, and more. Dr. Andrea Clemensen will be sharing what she’s learned to date...

 

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA To Create Advisory Committee

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee. MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower input regarding the proposal i...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Has Opened Signup For Conservation Reserve Program On Dec. 9

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP...

 

Changing Dirt Into Soil – Soil Health Workshop, Dec. 18, Williston

Producers across northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Montana who are interested in soil health are invited to participate in a workshop on “Changing Dirt in Soil” on December 18, 2019 at the Williston Research Extension Center. The...

 

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