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USDA Searching For Innovations In Climate-Smart Agriculture & Soil Health

Bozeman, MT – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will invest $25 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials program. Through CIG, partners work to address our...

 

More Producers to Soon Receive Applications for over $105 Million in Additional Emergency Relief

Washington, July 27 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline will b...

 
 By Carrie Krug    News    August 3, 2022

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...

 

Additional Detections Of Avian Influenza Confirmed In Montana

Helena, MT – On Monday, July 24, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a Flathead County backyard poultry flock. This is the 10th HPAI affected Montana flock linked to a...

 

Fusarium Head Blight Research Continues At EARC

Dr. Frankie Crutcher, MSU-EARC's plant pathologist will discuss fusarium head blight (FHB) resistant variety development and fungicide treatments for disease management at the EARC Field Day, July 12...

 

Protect Cattle from Heat Stress

Extreme temperatures are expected to hit many parts of North Dakota this week, increasing the potential for heat stress in cattle, warns Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University livestock systems...

 

USDA Reminds North Dakota Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

FARGO, N.D., July 6, 2022 – Agricultural producers in North Dakota who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) service...

 

Montana FSA: 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...

 

Montana FSA: USDA To Provide Approximately $6 Billion To Commodity & Specialty Crop Producers Impacted By 2020-2021 Natural Disasters

USDA Farm Service Agency Washington, May 16 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments...

 

Help Available For Livestock Death Losses Due To Blizzard

April blizzards may bring May flowers, but blizzards can also cause newborn calves and other livestock to become smothered, trampled and die due to the conditions created by adverse weather. These...

 

Grasshopper Workshop Recap

The grasshopper outlook for 2022 again looks troubling for much of Montana, and especially Richland County. The USDA-ARS Great Plains Laboratory and MSU Extension Richland County hosted a Grasshopper Workshop. The recording of that workshop is now...

 
 By Kerri Huso    Ag Roundup    May 4, 2022

Free Counseling Services Now Available To Montana's Agricultural Community

Helena, MT - In an effort to provide support for Montana’s agricultural community, Frontier Psychiatry has partnered with the Montana Department of Agriculture to provide free access to counseling. Funded through a grant from the United States...

 

Grasshopper Workshop Recap – Recording Now Available

The grasshopper outlook for 2022 again looks troubling for much of Montana, and especially Richland County. The USDA-ARS Great Plains Laboratory and MSU Extension Richland County hosted a Grasshopper...

 

Free Counseling Services Now Available To Montana's Agricultural Community

Helena, MT - In an effort to provide support for Montana's agricultural community, Frontier Psychiatry has partnered with the Montana Department of Agriculture to provide free access to counseling....

 

Avian Influenza Reported In Poultry In Judith Basin & Cascade Counties

Helena, MT – On Friday, April 8, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana...

 

MSU Researchers Explore Potential Of Sugar Beet Byproduct To Enhance Energy Storage Technology

Bozeman - An emerging energy storage technology could soon have an unexpected ally thanks to research at Montana State University: the pulp left over from processing sugar beets into sugar. Backed by...

 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Wild & Domestic Birds In North Dakota

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in a wild snow goose in North Dakota on March 24 and in a non-commercial, backyard chicken flock in Kidder County. The North Dakota Game and...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    April 6, 2022

Department Of Livestock Asks Montanans To Be Aware Of Avian Influenza

Helena, MT – The Department of Livestock (DOL) is asking Montanans to be aware that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been diagnosed in domestic poultry and wild birds in 18 states to date in 2022. HPAI spreads rapidly and is associated...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Encourages Producers To Enroll Grasslands Into Special Conservation Reserve Program Signup

Bozeman - March 30 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages producers and landowners to enroll in the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting next week through May 13.  Grassland CRP provides a unique opportunity for...

 

Avian Influenza Reported In Poultry In Judith Basin & Cascade Counties

Helena, MT – On Friday, April 8, The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana...

 

Extension Workshop On Grasshopper Outbreaks And Management Set For March 29

Bozeman - Montana State University Extension and USDA Agricultural Research Service will host a free, two-hour workshop, "Grasshopper Outbreaks and Management Options in 2022," at 10 a.m. Tuesday,...

 
 By Lesley Thiessen    News    March 23, 2022

WIC Is The Nation's Most Successful Public Health Nutrition Program

Each month, Montana WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and a community of support from both experts and peers to more than 16,000 moms and children. Nationwide, WIC serves more than 7 million people. Montana WIC...

 

Grasshopper Workshop Set For March 29 In Sidney

Oh no! Here we go again! After eastern Montana and western North Dakota farmers and ranchers endured the second largest grasshopper outbreak of the last 35 years in 2021, they're naturally nervous...

 

Montana FWP Announces Open Fields Enrollment Period

Helena – It’s time for landowners with land enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program to send in applications for enrollment in the state-sponsored Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters, a voluntary incentive program designed to benefit...

 

USDA To Invest $1 Billion In Climate Smart Commodities, Expanding Markets, Strengthening Rural America

Bozeman, MT - Feb. 16 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is delivering on its promise to expand markets by investing $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The new Partnerships for...

 

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