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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...

 

Tester Urges USDA To Act On Northeast Montana Wheat Crisis

(U.S. Senate) – Following two weeks of heavy snow in Northeast Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester urged Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to reconsider his decision not to extend disaster assistance to the region’s wheat farmers who were...

 

Guest Speakers At Ag Summit Will Address Weather, Livestock And Irrigation Topics, Dec. 12, Sidney

Local research results ready to roll out in your fields will be featured at the upcoming third annual MonDak Ag Research Summit in Sidney, Thursday December 12. But that’s not all. Several outside speakers are also planned to address timely...

 

2019 Ag Research Summit Includes New Date, Irrigated, Horticulture Sessions

As 2019 nears a close, farmers and ranchers have a lot of questions: What's the deal with this weather? What do we need to brace for next? What can be done with all that damaged grain? What about...

 

NDSU Extension, FSA to Host Disaster Recovery Webinar

North Dakota State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hosting a webinar Thursday, Dec. 5, to provide producers with information on available...

 

FSA Encourages Farmers And Ranchers To Vote In County Committee Elections

The 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on November 4, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices, or to be postmarked, is December 2, 2019. County committee members are...

 

2019 Ag Research Summit Includes New Date, Irrigated, Horticulture Sessions

As 2019 nears a close, farmers and ranchers have a lot of questions: What’s the deal with this weather? What do we need to brace for next? What can be done with all that damaged grain? What about disease….white mold? Fusarium? And what about new...

 

Ag Producers Invited To Attend ARC/PLC Meeting In November

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting a local Farm Bill meeting on November 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Richland County Extension Office located at 1499 N. Central Avenue in Sidney. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meeting attendees...

 

Producers Reminded Of New Livestock Loss Payment Requirements

Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses due to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions. SB 133 was passed during Montana’s 2019 legislative session and requires a livestock owner to...

 

Conservation District Begins Fox Hills/Hell Creek Well Remediation Project

Sidney - The Fox Hills- Hell Creek Aquifer underlies the eastern one third of Montana, over the years this aquifer became an important water supply for livestock, industry, domestic and small communities. This aquifer was desired because the water fl...

 

Ag Producers Invited To Attend ARC/PLC Meeting In November

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting a local Farm Bill meeting on November 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Richland County Extension Office located at 1499 N. Central Avenue in Sidney. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meeting attendees...

 

Take A Bite Out Of Palmer Amaranth….Literally

Sidney, MT - A free workshop on Palmer Amaranth, one of the most dangerous weeds facing American Agriculture, is set for Tuesday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Richland County Extension Office Conference Room in Sidney, MT. The goal of the...

 

USDA Encourages Affected Producers To Contact Agents For Delayed Harvest

Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment For Agriculture Risk Coverage And Price Loss Coverage Programs

Washington – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Hosting Farm Bill Meetings In 23 Montana Communities

BOZEMAN, Montana – October 17, 2019 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with Montana State University (MSU) today announced the schedule of 23 informational Farm Bill meetings across Montana in October and early November 2019. USDA and...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 
 By Josie Evenson    News    October 9, 2019

Richland County Youth To Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Richland County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the...

 

You Can Have Your Hard Drive Destroyed When Recycling?

Concerned about what happens to your hard drive when disposing of your old electronics? Get a little peace of mind by recycling it during the 15th annual “E-rase your E-waste” community collection event, this coming Friday and Saturday in...

 

Canning, Pickling, Preserving OH MY!

As the summer draws to a close and harvesting season is upon us; canning, pickling, and preserving season is here too. The number one priority when preserving your harvest is the safety of the finished product by destroying any bacteria, and molds...

 

USDA Releases Details on Market Facilitation Program

The sign-up period for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program is now open, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural finance specialist. The program provides aid to...

 

New Time For Saturday Collection At Sept 6-7 E-waste Event In Sidney

E-rase your E-waste organizers have announced the dates for their annual fall collection event: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, but have also noted a time change for Saturday. That collection will now end at noon mountain time, according to event...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    August 14, 2019

Farmers Markets Provide Many Benefits

The Richland County Farmers Market opened on Saturday, July 13 at the Courthouse parking lot in Sidney. Vendors selling homemade crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and fresh, raw farm produce begin...

 

Canning Food Properly is Vital

Don't invite botulism to your dinner table. Botulism is a deadly form of food poisoning. The toxin, or poison, causing the illness commonly is associated with improperly processed home-canned...

 

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