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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...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021 

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...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021 

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...

 
 By Beth Redlin    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021 

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...

 

Department of Livestock Conducts Activities In Preparation For Foreign Animal Disease Introduction

Helena - The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) continues to prepare for a foreign animal disease (FAD) introduction into the state. The Animal Health Bureau (AHB) and the Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) were recently awarded...

 

USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures And Other Activities On Farm Loans For Several Thousand Distressed Borrowers Due To Coronavirus

Fargo, ND - Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers...

 

Irrigation Technology Important, But Mechanics Also Key To Water Management

Technology's role in agriculture is rising exponentially, but that doesn't mean there aren't other factors of equal importance, particularly in irrigation management. That's the message to be...

 

Fertilizer Application Under Drought Focus Of Ag Research Summit Webinar

The 4th annual MonDak Ag Research Summit has moved online due to COVID-19 and features a series of six webinars, each an hour and a half long, focusing on agricultural issues and research applicable...

 

Mondak Ag Research Summit Moved Online Due To COVID-19

While the arrival of new vaccines for COVID-19 should enable a return to in-person events, the sheer mechanics of their mass distribution mean that early 2021 events are still primarily virtual. That’s certainly true for the 4th Annual MonDak...

 

MonDak Agricultural Research Summit Webinar Series

While the arrival of new vaccines for COVID-19 should enable a return to in-person events, the sheer mechanics of their mass distribution mean that early 2021 events are still primarily virtual. That’s certainly true for the 4th Annual MonDak Agric...

 

Governor-Elect Gianforte Announces Department Of Agriculture Director

Bozeman, MT – Governor-elect Greg Gianforte has announced his appointment of Mike Foster to lead the Department of Agriculture. "Montana farmers and ranchers drive our state's number one industry,...

 

MonDak Agricultural Research Summit Webinar Series

While the arrival of new vaccines for COVID-19 should enable a return to in-person events, the sheer mechanics of their mass distribution mean that early 2021 events are still primarily virtual....

 

Dec. 11 Deadline Approaching For USDA Program For Farmers/Ranchers Impacted By COVID-19

Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) by Dec. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers facing market...

 

North Dakota USDA Service Centers Open For Business By Phone Appointment Only

Fargo, ND - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is temporarily restricting in-person visits for USDA Service Centers in North Dakota because of elevated rates of coronavirus community spread, but USDA employees will continue to assist...

 

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