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Montana Hemp Growers Awarded $65 Million For 'Deceptive' Deal

The civil judgment, the second-highest ever awarded in Montana, highlights volatility and growing pains in the CBD market. Hemp, a crop that largely flew under the radar in Montana when it was...

 

Watford City Heritage Day Set For Sept. 18

The McKenzie County Watford City Heritage Park, located west of Watford City at 950 2nd Ave. SW, will be celebrating its 21st Annual Heritage Day with a new building and mural. On Saturday, Sept. 18...

 

Former Area Student Starts Job As Watford City Middle School Ag Teacher

The Watford City Middle School recruited a new middle school agriculture teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Grace Dragseth, a 2021 graduate of North Dakota State University, started as the new agricultural teacher and FFA advisor Aug. 25.  With...

 

Coffee With Agriculture

It is that time of year again! Last year in September, we held a fall weed forum incorporating specialists from NDSU Extension along with a local chemical rep. 2021 presented us with so much uncertainty that folks just don’t know what to do or expe...

 

Tioga Norseman Museum To Hold Grand Opening Sept. 10

The Norseman Museum, previously located at the old First Lutheran Church, Tioga, recently moved to a new location at 108 Welo St. To celebrate this, there will be a grand opening for the building on Friday, Sept. 10 starting at 11:30 a.m. CT,...

 

Alexander's 76th Annual Old Settlers Day Sept. 2-4

Alexander’s 76th Annual Old Settlers Day is set to take place Sept. 2-4. The town of Alexander has a large array of activities for everyone to participate in. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., there will be a bonfire across from the...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Youth Win Awards In Communication Arts At ND State Fair

4-H youth competed in junior or senior individual or team presentations in the 2021 4-H Communication Arts Contest at the North Dakota State Fair, Minot, Sunday, July 25. 4-H’ers competed on a...

 

WREC Seed Conditioning Facility Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the completion of the new state-of-the-art NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) seed conditioning facility, was held during the 2021 WREC field day in...

 

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 Hay Hotline Available For Producers Affected By Drought

Helena - As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying,...

 

Harvesting Nontraditional Crops For Hay An Option

The drought in North Dakota is impacting the yield of small-grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, leading some producers to harvest the small grains as hay. The severe lack of...

 

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...

 

Williston Field Days Set For July 14 & 15

The Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting its annual Dryland Tour on Wednesday, July 14. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by...

 

MSU EARC Field Day Slated For July 20

The MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center Irrigated Farm Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20. It is located one mile north of Sidney. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour following at 8:30 a.m. There will be many featured...

 

Richland Co. Fair & Rodeo Set For Aug. 4-7

This year, the Richland County Fair and Rodeo will be celebrating 100 years of operation, Aug. 4-7. This century celebration was set to take place last year, but due to COVID-19, the fair board had to cancel the fair and rodeo.   “After 2020 I...

 

WREC Seed Cleaning Facility Nears Completion

The new state-of-the-art NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) seed cleaning facility is nearing completion. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building will be held after field day tours on...

 

Gautam Pradhan to Give Drone Demonstration And Discuss Applications At WREC Field Day

 At 4:50 p.m. CT, Gautam Pradhan, WRECs Dryland Research Agronomist, will be demonstrating how to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in variety selection and sharing information about UAV's...

 

Carrie Miranda to Share Soybean Varieties And Research Update

Starting at 5:15 p.m. CT at Williston Extension Center's Dryland Field Day, July 14, Dr. Carrie Miranda will be speaking about different soybean varieties as well as providing an update on her...

 

Audrey Kalil to Speak About Root Rot of Peas at WREC Field Day

Dr. Audrey Kalil will be discussing root rot of peas at 4:05 p.m. CT at Williston Extension Center's Dryland Field Day, July 14. Kalil is currently conducting disease management research in pulse...

 
 By Ally Young    Ag Roundup    July 7, 2021

Richland County 4-H 2021 Fashion & Quilt Revue

Richland County 4-H held its 2021 Fashion and Quilt Revue on June 10 at the county extension office. The 4-H members embodied the theme of red, white, and blue as they lit up the evening like 4th of July fireworks with personal, wonderfully crafted...

 

Brian Jenks: A Weed Perspective at WREC Field Day

Dr. Brian Jenks will be discussing kochia control, weed control in dry conditions, and weed resistance at 4:25 p.m. CT at Williston Research Extension Center's Dryland Field Day, July 14. Jenks is a...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

The 2021 McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts Events were held May 18 at the NDSU Extension/McKenzie County office. The 4-H Project Expo event provides youth with the opportunity to plan, prepare and display an article,...

 

Epping's Buffalo Trails Day Scheduled For July 10-11

On Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 enjoy family fun at the 2021 Buffalo Trails Day event in Epping. On Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., enjoy the new edition to Buffalo Trails Day with a 3-on-3-basketball tournament for youth. For more inf...

 

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