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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...

 

Sunwall Farm Recognized By MT Historical Society

Located five miles northwest of Froid sits the Sunwall Farm. This farm has been in operation for well over 100 years. “My grandpa, Anders Sunwall, homesteaded here in 1906, but he finally got the title to the land in 1913,” said Greg Sunwall,...

 

Dakota Gardener: Farms Of The Future

When you hear the phrase "farms of the future," what do you envision? Drones detecting weeds and delivering the right mix of herbicide? Robots driving tractors in large soybean fields? While...

 

MSU Extension, MSU Alumni Foundation To Offer Estate/Legacy Planning Webinars

Bozeman - Montana State University Extension, in partnership with the MSU Alumni Foundation, will offer a five-part webinar series on estate and legacy planning. Thoughtful Thursdays will run from 10-11 a.m. beginning April 15-May 15. In the first...

 

Calf Losses Before Birth A Concern

Calf abortions can be a major concern for cattle producers. An abortion is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State...

 

2021 MonDak Ag Days To Be Held In Hybrid Format March 4-5

MonDak Ag Days is an annual event that brings together the agriculture community to celebrate the industry. It provides educational opportunities for MonDak area farmers and ranchers and showcases the...

 

Grasshopper Management To Be Discussed At MonDak Ag Days

On Friday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Dave Branson will be speaking at MonDak Ag Days on grasshopper problems in 2020 and a grasshopper outlook for 2021.  For over 20 years, Branson has been a research entomologist at the USDA-Agricultural...

 

Dr. Rand To Speak At MonDak Ag Days

Thursday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. MST, Dr. Tatyana Rand will be discussing alfalfa weevil and wheat stem sawfly identification, research and management. Dr. Rand is a research ecologist, in Pest Management Research Unit, at USDA-ARS Northern Plains...

 

McKelvy To Present Virtually At MonDak Ag Days

Dr. Uta McKelvy will be giving a virtual presentation on small grain disease identification, control and efficacy of seed treatments on Friday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m..  McKelvy is the associate...

 

Funding Available Through USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The Montana Department of Agriculture would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity available through the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program. Applications are due March 22, 2021. USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant is...

 

Brian Jenks: Weed ID Training At MonDak Ag Days

Dr. Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, will provide training on how to identify weeds that are likely to be present in the MonDak area on Friday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m. MST.  Jenks has conducted research in most crops grown in western North Dakota and...

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook Focus Of March 11 Ag Research Summit Webinar

Farmers and ranchers in the MonDak region are readying their equipment for spring planting. The big question now is the weather. What can farmers and ranchers expect this growing season? Patrick Gilch...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021

Buckwheat: Hazard To Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Defining wild bison, ensuring livestock health and labeling Montana beef

New bills are arriving rapidly in the 2021 Montana State Legislative Session, and we're here to bring you the highlights. We're in the final push before transmittal deadline, which is the date when al...

 

Montana Introduces Legislation to Create Interstate Cooperative Meat Packing Compact

Helena -The Montana House of Representatives in partnership with other states has introduced House Bill 336 to create an Interstate Cooperative Meatpacking Compact. The purpose is to streamline interstate livestock commerce by removing state...

 

MSU Doctoral Student Receives Remote Sensing Fellowship

Bozeman - Montana State University doctoral student Erik Killian was recently recognized for his work in utilizing publicly accessible technology to approach precision agriculture research and was...

 

C & B Operations, LLC Enters Into An Exclusive Supply Agreement With Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. To Help Facilitate The Building Of A First-Ever, Zero-Carbon Wood Substitute Manufacturing Facility

Ida Grove, IA – C & B Operations, LLC, a family-owned business that operates 37 John Deere dealerships in South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, and Idaho has entered in an agreement with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. to exclusively...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Hosts Badlands Roundup Archery Match In Watford City

McKenzie County beginners received second and third place team honors in the Bare Bow category at Badlands Roundup 4-H Archery Match held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Rough Rider Center, Watford City....

 

Lawmakers Consider 'Right To Repair' Legislation

HELENA — The right to repair farm equipment had its day in the sun Feb. 25 in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 273 would make agricultural equipment manufacturers sell the tools and software necessary for repairs. Sen. Mark Sweeney, D-Philipsburg,...

 

LYIP Helps Ensure Successful Sugar Beet Production

Ever since 1909, the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP), has been providing a reliable supply of irrigation water to several acres of farmland across the west side of the Yellowstone River (even during the Dust Bowl).  This supply of...

 

USDA Ready To Assist Farmers, Ranchers & Communities Affected By Winter Storms

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, sta...

 

NDSU Extension Updates Sunflower Production Guide

North Dakota growers continue to be the No. 1 producers of sunflowers in the U.S., harvesting 715,000 acres of the crop in 2020. Sunflowers are harvested for oil, confection uses and bird food. Each...

 

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