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WREC and EARC Field Days To Be Held In Person

Williston and Sidney have held annual field day tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. It is now that time of year where research centers are planting seeds in the ground and getting ready to present new...

 

Richland County 4-H Communication Event

The annual Speech and Demonstration Day event was held April 6, at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney. Speech and Demonstration Day is a local 4-H event, where 4-H members get to practice public speaking...

 

McKenzie Co. Fair & Rodeo Slated For June 17-19

This year, the McKenzie County Fair is set to take place June 17-19. The theme for the fair this year is "A Family Tradition." Throughout the duration of the fair there will be tons of entertainment i...

 

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...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    June 2, 2021

Montana Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Wheat & Barley Varieties Survey

Helena - The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers to participate in the upcoming Wheat and Barley Varieties Survey conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service...

 

98th Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede

The Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede will celebrate its 98th year July 8-10 in Wolf Point hosted by the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit 2020 Medium Rodeo of the Year committee along with the many dedicated St...

 

MonDak Area Stockgrowers Spring Meeting

The MonDak Area Stockgrowers held their spring meeting May 26 at the VFW, Sidney. The group discussed the upcoming Rockin' Your Heart event being held June 4-5 in cooperation with the Foundation for...

 

Disaster Assistance For 2021 Livestock Forage Losses In 14 Montana Counties

Livestock producers in 14 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation if you suffer...

 

Richland County Farm Service Agency Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications

Sidney - May 25 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Tammy Lyseng announced that Richland County is accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

The 2021McKenzie 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...

 

Sidney Community Garden Continues To Provide Space For Community To Grow Produce

Since 2014, Sidney has had a community garden that provides a space for individuals to grow fresh produce, learn more about gardening, and to participate in outdoor activities. The idea for the commun...

 

Rockin' Your Heart Weekend & 9th Annual Cattlemen's Ball, Sidney, June 4-5

The MonDak Area Stockgrowers and Foundation for Community Care will be hosting its Rockin’ Your Heart Weekend and 9th Annual Cattlemen’s Ball June 4 & 5 at the Richland County Fair and Rodeo.  Starting Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. there will be a C...

 

Sidney Chamber Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities Available

“Summer is coming and the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is gearing up for the Annual Appreciation Golf Tournament! This event will be held on July 12, at Sidney Country Club. We’re looking forward to hosting this tournament to...

 

Eastern Montana Meats, LLC Processes Local Montana Raised Beef

This year a brand-new beef processing facility opened up in Sidney called Eastern Montana Meats, LLC. This facility is located at 12314 Co. Rd 351 in Sidney and is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays....

 

Registration Open for 406 Grazing Academy

Bozeman — Ranchers wanting to hone their grazing management skills are encouraged to register for this year’s 406 Grazing Academy. The three-day, hands-on workshop is offered cooperatively by the Rangeland Resources Program in the Montana Departm...

 

Sign Your Children Up For Junior Master Gardener Program, Watford City

If you would like your children who are approximately ages 10-12 years old to learn more about gardening, the Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is for them! This free course will be held in...

 

9th Annual Rockin' Your Heart Weekend Seeking Sponsors

The MonDak Area Stockgrowers and Foundation for Community Care will be hosting its 9th Annual Rockin’ Your Heart Weekend June 4 & 5 at the Richland County Fair and Rodeo.  Starting Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. there will be a Cattlemen’s Team...

 

Montana FU Appreciates Lawmakers Ler & Bogner For Action On Meat Inspection Bill

Great Falls - Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, that will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom...

 

Upcoming Project Will Educate Youth On Importance Of Pollinators

There will be a Youth Pollinator Event put on for Alexander Public School 3rd and 4th graders at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Alexander. Youth involved with the event will help plant crops; learn about wildlife and conservation, and how to create a...

 

Soybean Planting Rate, Row Spacing Recommendations Updated

Following years of field research on soybean planting rates and/or row spacing, North Dakota State University Extension agronomists are updating their recommendations for establishing soybean stands....

 

Strategic Culling Vital During Drought

Weather forecasts predict worsening drought conditions in the northern Great Plains for the 2021 growing season, which is bad news for cattle producers. Many cattle operations will find themselves...

 

Richland & McKenzie Counties Experiencing Exceptionally Dry Year

McKenzie and Richland Counties have experienced a particularly dry year so far, which poses several negative impacts for the 2021-growing season.  "2020 leading into 2021 has been extremely dry. Not...

 

Ballots Needed by April 16 to Help Pass Montana Oilseed Crop Checkoff 

The Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee is proposing a 0.5% checkoff for canola, camelina, flaxseed, mustard, safflower, soybeans, and sunflower crops. This checkoff means that growers can voluntarily...

 

Noxious, Troublesome Weeds Spread Through Manure

Using manure as fertilizer can lead to the spread of noxious and troublesome weeds. "It is a known fact that weed seeds pass unharmed through the digestive tracts of ruminant animals (cattle,...

 

Sidney Sugars Historical Display At MDHC

The MonDak Heritage Center has recently added a temporary display of historical photos and artifacts from Sidney Sugars. The photos and artifacts date back to the begining of the company in 1925. There is also a Power Point with approximately 100...

 

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