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Montana FU Appreciates Lawmakers Ler & Bogner For Action On Meat Inspection Bill

Great Falls - Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, that will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom...

 

Eastern Montana Meats, LLC Processes Local Montana Raised Beef

This year a brand-new beef processing facility opened up in Sidney called Eastern Montana Meats, LLC. This facility is located at 12314 Co. Rd 351 in Sidney and is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays....

 

Montana FU Appreciates Lawmakers Ler & Bogner For Action On Meat Inspection Bill

Great Falls - Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, that will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom...

 

Richland County Commissioners Request Drought Natural Disaster Declaration

On April 13 the Richland County Commissioners sent a letter to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte requesting a Drought Natural Disaster Declaration. The letter can be viewed in its entirety on The Roundup website, roundupweb.com. The letter read as foll...

 

After Identifying Gaps In Previous Aid, USDA Announces 'Pandemic Assistance For Producers' To Distribute Resources More Equitably

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative...

 

Dakota Gardener: Easter Lilies

The Easter lily is a symbol of beauty, hope and life. For those reasons and many more, Easter lilies are a popular potted flower this time of year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

 

Future Farm Policy, Economics Focus Of March 25 Ag Research Summit Webinar

What can producers expect as the economy recovers from COVID-19 and discussion begins on innovative agricultural policies leading up to a new farm bill? What about existing risk management tools?...

 

Spending Stimulus Money In Montana, Studying Its Impact On Agriculture

Conversations at the Capitol have taken a turn this week to focus on strategy for spending federal funding brought to Montana from The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act is the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion...

 

USDA Seeks Innovative Partner-led Projects Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

Bozeman - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) that take innovative and...

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook Focus Of March 11 Ag Research Summit Webinar

Farmers and ranchers in the MonDak region are readying their equipment for spring planting. The big question now is the weather. What can farmers and ranchers expect this growing season? Patrick Gilchrist with the National Weather Service Office, Gla...

 

2021 MonDak Ag Days To Be Held In Hybrid Format This Week

MonDak Ag Days is an annual event sponsored by Sidney Chamber Ag Committee. It provides educational opportunities for MonDak area farmers and ranchers and showcases the latest in agriculture related...

 

Crop Insurance March 15 Deadline Nears in MT, ND, SD & WY

Billings - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,...

 

Protecting Meat Processing Capacity & Private Property Rights

Montana legislators have heard more than 400 bills this week, which shows the staggering pace that comes on the eve of transmittal deadline. We’ll cut straight to the chase here in week eight of the Montana Legislative Session, with a focus on...

 

Grasshopper Management To Be Discussed At MonDak Ag Days

On Friday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Dave Branson will be speaking at MonDak Ag Days on grasshopper problems in 2020 and a grasshopper outlook for 2021.  For over 20 years, Branson has been a research entomologist at the USDA-Agricultural...

 

Dr. Rand To Speak At MonDak Ag Days

Thursday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Tatyana Rand will be discussing alfalfa weevil and wheat stem sawfly identification, research and management. Dr. Rand is a research ecologist, in Pest Management Research Unit, at USDA-ARS Northern Plains...

 

Funding Available Through USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The Montana Department of Agriculture would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity available through the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program. Applications are due March 22, 2021. USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant is...

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook Focus Of March 11 Ag Research Summit Webinar

Farmers and ranchers in the MonDak region are readying their equipment for spring planting. The big question now is the weather. What can farmers and ranchers expect this growing season? Patrick Gilch...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021

Buckwheat: Hazard To Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Defining wild bison, ensuring livestock health and labeling Montana beef

New bills are arriving rapidly in the 2021 Montana State Legislative Session, and we're here to bring you the highlights. We're in the final push before transmittal deadline, which is the date when al...

 

USDA Ready To Assist Farmers, Ranchers & Communities Affected By Winter Storms

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, sta...

 

Buckwheat: A Hazard to Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Resistant, Persistent Weeds Focus Ag Research Summit Webinar Feb. 25

Whether herbicide resistant or just aggressive spreaders, weeds are a constant plague in both crops and pastures, which is why management options are a key research subject for university and federal scientists. For Dr. Brian Jenks, North Dakota...

 

Resistant, Persistent Weeds Focus Ag Research Summit Webinar Feb. 25

Whether herbicide resistant or just aggressive spreaders, weeds are a constant plague in both crops and pastures, which is why management options are a key research subject for university and federal scientists. For Dr. Brian Jenks, North Dakota...

 

Pulse Diseases Focus Of Multi-State Research Effort, Feb. 9 Webinar

Pulses have become a very successful crop in the MonDak following their introduction to the region in the 1990s. Today, North Dakota and Montana have consistently ranked #1 and #2 in pulse production in the US for more than a decade. That success,...

 

Pulse Disease, Weeds Headline 2021 Ag Research Summit Webinars

Weeds and plant diseases are perennial problems for farmers and ranchers in the MonDak and a ripe research topic for university and federal scientists. That research and its application to local farms and ranches is featured in two February webinars...

 

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