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Weeds, Weed Management Featured At Froid Field Day, June 27

Farmers and ranchers wage a continuous battle with weeds in their crops and pastures, battles that have grown fiercer with new weed species popping up and the development of herbicide resistance in...

 

Pesticide Credits Awarded For 2019 Sidney, Froid Dryland Field Days

Pesticide credits have been awarded for upcoming field days in Sidney and Froid on June 20 and June 27 respectively. First up is the joint dryland field day with MSU’s Eastern Ag Research Center and USDA’s Northern Plains Ag Research Lab at...

 

Dryland Field Days Set For June 20 And 27 In Sidney And Froid

Farmers and ranchers wage a continuous battle with weeds in their crops and pastures, battles that are often compounded by the arrival of new weed species and the development of herbicide resistance in existing weeds. Knowing your enemy is a key...

 

Bill Signed Into Law Creating A Student Debt Assistance Program For Young Farmers And Ranchers

Helena - A program to offer student debt assistance to young farmers and ranchers in Montana was signed into law on Friday, May 10, and will encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture, Montana's leading industry. Governor Steve Bullock...

 

USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

Washington – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018...

 

USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability, New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced that higher levels of coverage are being offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other...

 

NRCS Montana Accepting Applications For Conservation Innovation Grants*

Bozeman, MT - *USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants until July 1, 2019, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and techno...

 

"E-rase your E-waste" recycling May 3-4 in Sidney, May 4 in Fairview

Clear out your closets and bring your damaged and outdated electronic equipment to our weekend “E-rase your E-waste” recycling event Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in Sidney and Fairview! This event will be held both days at the Richland County...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    May 1, 2019

Neu's Super Valu to Celebrate Anniversary and Renovation May 7

Four years ago, at 1 p. m. on April 30, Tim and Laura Neu purchased the Super Valu store in Fairview from Bill and Marilyn Huft. Next Tuesday, May 7, they will host their 4th Anniversary Renovation...

 

Montana Hemp Farmers Can Now Purchase Seeds in Time for Growing Season After Tester Push

(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester delivered good news to Montana hemp farmers, *“There is no more red tape keeping farmers from growing hemp in Montana.” Tester successfully forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue...

 

Support For Permanent Tax Deduction Critical For Agriculture

Farm and ranch owners are urging their Congressional delegations to support S. 1149, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, sponsored by Senator Steve Daines, R-MT. This important legislation will make permanent the Section 199A qualified business...

 

E-rase Your E-waste Set For May 3-4 In Sidney, May 4 In Fairview

It’s that time of year again! Let us help you clean out your closets this spring! The annual E-rase your E-waste collection event is coming up on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 in Sidney and Fairview (Saturday morning only) and everyone is invited...

 

McKenzie County Approved For Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)

Farmers and ranchers who suffered severe damage due to the flooding that occurred along the Yellowstone River Valley may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the McKenzie County Farm Service Agency...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At Agricultural Adaptation To Climate Change In Montana

As climate change continues to influence Montana rangelands, crops and livestock, as well as pollinators, diseases, pests and weeds, scientists continue to look for ways farmers, ranchers and land managers can adapt to those changes. Dr. Bruce...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Reminder on Livestock Inventory Records

Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. When disasters strike, the USDA Farm Service Agency can assist producers who suffered excessive...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Reminder on Livestock Inventory Records

Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. When disasters strike, the USDA Farm Service Agency can assist producers who suffered excessive...

 

2019 NAP: USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage: March 15th Deadline

Montana producers have until March 15, 2019 to sign-up for FSA’s Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for all 2019 Spring Crops excluding spring seeded rye, speltz, triticale, wheat and mixed forage. NAP provides a...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At On-Farm Research Tool For Your Cellphone

Citizen science projects, involving ordinary people in scientific data collection efforts, are increasingly common; but now scientists, such as USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soil Scientist Jeff Herrick, are introducing ways for...

 

Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers

Montana agricultural producers are reminded of the following USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) dates and deadlines: • March 15: 2019 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Application Closing Date for Spring Crops (except spring seeded,...

 

Seventh Annual Reclamation Workshop Feb. 25-26

DICKINSON, N.D. – Dickinson State University and North Dakota State University (NDSU) continue to recognize the need to provide timely, effective reclamation information to affected stakeholders in the Bakken energy development. This effort began...

 

Microbial Control of Insect Pests Focus of ARS Brownbagger

After two nearly two decades at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) laboratory in Sidney, MT, Insect Pathologist Stefan Jaronski is retiring, but before he goes he’s sharing his extensive knowledge of this innovative field. As a...

 

Reclamation Workshop Set for Feb. 25-26

The seventh annual North Dakota Reclamation Conference, "Reflecting on Reclamation," will spotlight the progress in reclamation policies, soil remediation and vegetation establishment. It will be...

 

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available for 2019 Cash Flow Estimates

A calculator developed by North Dakota State University Extension to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments they may receive in 2019 is available online. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmm...

 

19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day Feb. 7

The 19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day will take place Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Area Recreation Center in Williston, ND. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central time and speaker presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m....

 

County Agent Update: Not Your Average Fruit Fly

Part 1: Identification and Biology Most Drosophila species, commonly referred to as “fruit flies”, are a known nuisance in homes, especially around the banana bunch sitting on the counter. However, these flies typically feed on overripe or...

 

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