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USDA Expands Partnerships For Conservation Through Its Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Washington - Dec. 20 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is leveraging its authorities under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to bring in new types of partners and ultimately expand opportunities in voluntary...

 

Farmers Should Make ARC-PLC Election Decisions by March 15

Farmers can elect coverage and enroll in crop-by-crop Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs within each Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm unit, or...

 

Disaster Assistance For 2021 Livestock Forage Losses In 56 MT Counties

56 MT Counties Triggered; U.S. Drought Monitor Updated Weekly Livestock producers in 56 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual...

 

Farm Bureau: Survey Shows Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up 14%

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s...

 

Disaster Assistance For 2021 Livestock Forage Losses In 56 MT Counties

56 MT Counties Triggered; U.S. Drought Monitor Updated Weekly Livestock producers in 56 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual...

 

Farm & Ranch Stress Seminar Coming To Watford City, Nov. 10

Farming/ranching rank among the top ten most stressful occupations in the United States. Too much stress takes a toll on health, including one’s mental and emotional well-being. Adult Mental Health...

 

Convention Keynote Speakers Tackle Tough Topics

Farmers and ranchers face tough times, but during the 102nd Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention Nov. 8-11 in Billings, keynote speakers will provide uplifting insights and valuable information to make the road easier. Members of the states...

 

Registration Open For Adult Mental Health First Aid Seminars In Western ND

Family and Community Wellness. The Adult Mental Health First Aid program assists participants to recognize, understand, and respond to signs of mental health concerns, such as depression, and connect...

 

Producer Partnership Looking For More Protein

Park County, MT - Montana Non-Profit, the Producer Partnership, calls on the help of farmers and ranchers who want to work together in ending hunger in Montana. Since foundation in 2019, the Producer Partnership has donated nearly 80,000 pounds of...

 

USDA Expands Assistance To Cover Feed Transportation Costs For Drought-Impacted Ranchers

Washington - In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the...

 

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears In MT, ND, SD & WY

Billings - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers of fall-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year before the Sept. 30 sales closing date. Current...

 

USDA Expands Assistance To Cover Feed Transportation Costs For Drought-Impacted Ranchers

Washington - In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the...

 

Scientists Evaluate & Refine Simple Economic Method To Measure Soil Health In Dryland Farming

Sidney - USDA, Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Soil Health Institute in NC, evaluated the measurement of carbon dioxide flush—a rapid, reliable, and inexpensive...

 

Availability Of Low-Interest Physical Loss Loans For Producers Affected By Natural Disasters

Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance To Montana Farmers & Livestock Producers Impacted By Wildfires & Drought

Bozeman - Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires and ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance To ND Farmers & Livestock Producers Impacted By Drought

Fargo & Bismarck - North Dakota agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock...

 

Gianforte Urges USDA To Open All CRP Acreage For Emergency Haying, Grazing

Helena - With every region of Montana facing severe to extreme drought conditions, Governor Greg Gianforte again urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to allow for emergency haying and grazing on all of Montana’s participating Conservatio...

 

Montana Department Of Agriculture Prioritizes Mental Health Through New Stress Assistance Program

Helena - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to announce its plans to prioritize mental health through a comprehensive program aimed at alleviating stress for Montana farmers and ranchers. The Montana Department of Agriculture...

 

Canning, Pickling, Preserving OH MY!

As the heat of summer continues and harvest is just around the corner; 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 mo...

 

40th Swank Variety Plot Tour, July 19

The 40th Swank Variety Plot Tour on Monday, July 19 will be held at the Swank farm north of Poplar. This event has two pesticide applicator points available. Beginning at 5 p.m. at Swank test plots, introductions by Dr. Chengci Chen, EARC...

 

MSU EARC/Extension 41st Annual Field Day Schedule July 20

8-8:30 a.m.: Refreshments and Registration 8:30-8:40 a.m.: Welcome, Dr. Chengci Chen, MSU-EARC Superintendent Tour Begins 8:45-9 a.m.: Improving Spring and Winter Barley for MT. Dr. Jamie Sherman (MSU-Bozeman barley breeder) 9-9:15 a.m.: Spring...

 

Coyne To Discuss Yellow Pea Research At MSU EARC Field Day

Dr. Clarice Coyne will be speaking about increasing yellow pea seed protein yields by increasing seed protein concentration and total yield at the MSU EARC Field Day. She said, "We're conducting a...

 

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations For County Committee Members

Bozeman - June 22 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make...

 
 By Brooke Stroyke    News    June 30, 2021

Gov. Gianforte Calls on USDA to Declare Montana a Drought Disaster Area

HELENA, Mont. – With every region of Montana facing severe to extreme drought conditions, Governor Greg Gianforte today called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to identify all counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas....

 

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