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Richland County 4-H Member Excels At 2018 Richland County Fair And Rodeo

I think it might be safe to say that Richland County Forever Buds 4-H member, Ali Jo Merritt, excelled in the livestock competitions at the 2018 Richland County Fair and Rodeo last August. Merritt, wh...

 

Bill Signed Into Law Creating A Student Debt Assistance Program For Young Farmers And Ranchers

Helena - A program to offer student debt assistance to young farmers and ranchers in Montana was signed into law on Friday, May 10, and will encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture, Montana's leading industry. Governor Steve Bullock...

 

Kell Helmuth Enjoys Participating in 4-H

Kell Helmuth is a nine-year member of the Sagebrush Ranglers 4-H Club and has been involved in 4-H since the age of eight. He has done many indoor, market, and showmanship projects through 4-H such...

 

USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

Washington – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018...

 

Sidney Sugars Replaces Tower Diffuser Bull Gear

Extraction Process: One of the first steps in processing Sugar Beets is extracting the sugar from the beet cells which takes place in the Tower Diffuser. Sugar Beets are washed and then sliced into...

 

Sidney Sugars New Hires

Somer Reidle, Agriculturalist: Somer Reidle began her career as Sidney Sugars newest agriculturalist on May 28. The Bainville High School graduate earned her bachelor's degree in Ag Business from MSU...

 

Winter Corn Grazing Study Performed In Eastern Montana

Tim Fine, Sidney MSU Extension Agent, conducted a winter corn grazing study. The purpose of the project was to see if a corn crop could sustain cattle over winter. The project was set up to see if dry...

 

Underfeeding Beef Cows Has Consequences

Beef cows that have been underfed during gestation and lactation will be less productive than cows fed adequate diets. "For adequate production, a beef cow's daily ration must meet nutritional...

 

Feed Like A Champion

R&J Ag Supply held their 3rd Annual Feed Like A Champion informational seminar on March 24 at their location in Sidney. The event is held every spring to educate 4-H members and parents on the proper...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Reminder on Livestock Inventory Records

Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. When disasters strike, the USDA Farm Service Agency can assist producers who suffered excessive...

 

NDSU Extension to Host Brine Spill Discussion

Landowners will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and experiences with brine spills during a series of informal meetings North Dakota State University Extension is hosting this spring. The...

 

MSU Soil Expert Says Spring Is A Good Time To Soil Sample

BOZEMAN —Now is the time to plan for spring soil testing, according to a Montana State University Extension soil expert. The MSU Extension Soil Fertility program has published two reference sheets on getting a good soil sample and the questions...

 

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Assessing Flood Damage

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation conducted an aerial survey earlier this week to assess damage to laterals and pumps caused by the devastating floods. According to project manager James Brower, most of...

 

Farm Bureau Members Attend Advisory Meetings, Meet With Congressional Offices In D.C.

Four Montana Farm Bureau members traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings and visit with senatorial offices. Members included Tonya Rolf...

 

Richland County Cooperator of the Year 2018-19

Each year the conservation district presents an award to an individual or entity that enhances conservation. We rotate the award between range conservation and irrigation. Irrigation is highlight for...

 

Wheat Show Entertainment

Jessie Veeder provided the entertainment at the 66th Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston on March 13. The event and tradeshow featured agricultural...

 

66th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show Scheduled for March 11th-13th

The 66th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show will take place at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston, March 11th - 13th.  The National Hard Spring Wheat Show is a free event, with the...

 

Crystal and Levi Neuharth to Present "Farming for the Future with an Eye on Soil Health"

Levi Neuharth, Vice Chairman of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, and his wife Crystal Neuharth will be speaking at the 66th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March...

 

Problematic Palmer Amaranth to be Discussed at 66th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show

On Tuesday, March 12th at 3:45 pm, Dr. Clair Keene, Area Extension Specialist in Cropping Systems at the Williston Research Extension Center, will be informing attendees about the problematic weed,...

 

National Hard Spring Wheat Show March 11-13

2019 Weather Outlook: Tuesday, March 12 at 8 a.m. Dr. Adnan Akyüz, North Dakota State Climatologist Dr. Akyüz earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Science at the University of...

 

Hemp Genetics and Agronomy

Jeff Kostuik, director of Operations Central Region (Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan), will be speaking about hemp genetics and agronomy at the 66th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:45 pm. Kostuik will be talking...

 

4-H Leadership Awareness Weekend a Success

This year's Leadership Awareness Weekend (LAW), a statewide 4-H civic engagement event, was a worthwhile experience for several North Dakota youth. "4-H LAW is a wonderful opportunity for youth to...

 

Farmers, Ranchers Have Ways to Manage Stress

Piled-up stress can lead farmers and ranchers to develop physical or mental health issues, but they can take steps to reduce stress and create healthy ways to manage it, says a North Dakota State...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Reminder on Livestock Inventory Records

Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. When disasters strike, the USDA Farm Service Agency can assist producers who suffered excessive...

 

Water Use Efficiency Study on Irrigated Small Grains to Be Discussed at MonDak Ag Days

At the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show on Thursday, March 7th, Jim Staricka, Soil Scientist at the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center, will be discussing his research project on the effects of reduced irrigation on small grain yield and quality....

 

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