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Two Area Sugar Beet Growers Inducted Into Sidney Sugars 20/20 Club

Bryce Jorgensen: Bryce Jorgensen, Savage, averaged 29 tons per acre and 20.09% sugar. "I was very pleased that I made it in the 20/20 club. Sugar beet farming is a risky business and profit margins...

 

Merritt Captures Awards At NILE With Her Red Angus Bulls

Ali Merritt, Sidney High School seniorand member of the Montana JR Registered Red Angus Association, was awarded Overall Grand Champion Red Angus Bull with her March born bull calf and Overall...

 

McNally Earns Honors At NILE & American Royal Livestock Shows

This year, Cooper McNally, from Sidney earned high honors at Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and American Royal Livestock Show.   At the virtual NILE, he showed two crossbred barr...

 

MSU Research Team Receives NSF Grant To Study Nitrogen Impact On Water Quality

Bozeman - An interdisciplinary Montana State University research team received a $944,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers and their impact on soil hea...

 

The Food Supply Chain Is Broken

"I found it to be very stressful when going to the store. We have certain staples that my family loves that we are used to having around the house." This is Sheena Annala who is a mother of three...

 

2020 Sugar Beet Harvest Underway 

MonDak area sugar beet receiving stations have been receiving truckloads of sugar beets since the end of September. The Sugar Valley site kicked off sugar beet pre-pile on Monday, Sept. 21. Followed b...

 

MSU Steer-A-Year Program Seeks Donations For 2020-21 Academic Year

Bozeman - Montana State University's Steer-A-Year program is seeking financial support as well as donations of steers and feed for the 2020-21 academic year. A student program in the MSU College of...

 

MSU Researchers To Lead $11 Million Study To Deepen Understanding Of Camelina

Bozeman - A research team led by faculty in Montana State University's College of Agriculture received $5.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy designed to explore camelina, an oilseed with...

 

The Roundup 17th Annual Harvest Festival Sugar Days Oct. 21-30

Agriculture is the backbone of the MonDak region and it's time to celebrate this year’s harvest with The Roundup's 17th annual Harvest Festival Oct. 23 -Nov. 2. Make It With Sugar Whip up your tastiest creations Friday, Oct. 23 and bring them to...

 

Keep Palmer Amaranth From Spreading

North Dakota producers need to be vigilant about keeping Palmer amaranth, a particular noxious weed, off their land, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists. This weed has...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Expanded To Other Commodities

President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue have announced a second round of aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Up to $14 billion will be used to help farmers devastated by the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19...

 

Montana Farmers Union Hosts Virtual Town Halls With Focus on Rural Issues & Ag Issues

Great Falls, MT- COVID-19 has disrupted the agricultural sector in a variety of ways. The pandemic has exposed a break in the food supply chain that was compounded by the loss of foreign trade, low farm gate prices, and multinational packing plant...

 

MSU's Virtual Celebrate Agriculture Weekend Scheduled For Nov. 13-14

Bozeman - Celebrate Agriculture, an annual weekend-long event held each year by Montana State University’s College of Agriculture, has been scheduled to take place virtually Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14. The weekend, which celebrated...

 

MSU-EARC Continues To Perfect Sugar Beet Research

The Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center has been harvesting sugar beet plots since Monday, Sept. 21. Chengci Chen, MSU EARC superintendent and cropping systems agronomist,...

 

Oliver, McKenzie County Teams Win 4-H Range Judging Contest

The Oliver County 4-H range judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota 4-H and FFA range judging contest at Center. Team members are Breanna Hosman, Hebron; Olivia Klein, Max, and Reanna Schmidt, Katie Frank, Breanna...

 

MDA Recruits For Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently recruiting for open positions on its Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council. The following council terms are currently vacant: • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage...

 

Late Rain, High Temperatures Affecting This Year's Harvest

This year's harvest has been challenging for many farmers across the MonDak region. "It was a tough year from the outset - farmers were either struggling to get into the fields to get planted, or...

 

Early Weaning, A Management Tool

Rainfall ranks as one of the most important factors that influence ranchers' management decisions, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists. This year is no different. Parts of...

 

MSU Beef Specialist Honored For Extension Work

Bozeman - A Montana State University Extension specialist has been recognized for her outstanding community engagement efforts and youth programming by the American Society of Animal Science....

 

Grazing/Harvesting Rule Change An Opportunity For Farmers, Ranchers

Changes in federal grazing and harvesting rules on prevented-planting acres could help North Dakota livestock producers in select counties replenish forage supplies, or at least offset shortages in...

 

Farm Bureau Supports Meat Packing Acts To Help State Agriculture

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Congressman Gianforte (R-MT) for his co-sponsoring of two important bills for livestock producers: The Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP Act) and the Direct Interstate Retail Exempt...

 

2020 Richland County 4-H Only Fair, Aug. 3-7

The Richland County Fair is an event where youth and their families gather to showcase educational project work, learn through evaluation and make lifelong connection with others. Richland County 4-H...

 

4-H Shines A Light On Sarah Helmuth's Future Career Plan

Sarah Helmuth, Lambert Hi-Litters 4-H Club member, has been participating in 4-H for ten years. "I was born into 4-H! My brother is ten years older than me, so when I was born, he was busy...

 

Marett Schieber Has Earned Top 4-H Livestock Honors

Although only 14 years old, Marett Schieber has a strong history of earning top 4-H livestock honors at the Richland County Fair. Marett became involved in livestock judging about six years ago with...

 

McPherson Looks Forward To Show Her 4-H Market Animals

Third-year member and secretary of the Yellowstone Valley Trailblazers 4-H Club, Karley McPherson, has been working hard preparing for the upcoming Richland County 4-H market animal show and sale....

 

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