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New Farmers: Gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans That Fit Their Operation

 Washington – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on...

 

USDA Opens Signup For Market Facilitation Program: Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6

Washington – Signup are open for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through...

 

Williston Research Extension Center Field Days Approaching

It is now that time of year where research centers are planting seeds in the ground and getting ready to present new ideas and studies for the public to analyze.The NDSU Williston Research Extension...

 

EARC Irrigated Field Day, July 16, Sidney

The first days of summer have come and gone. Now, it is time for the field days, the Montana State University Research Center Field Days. Every year, through June and July, the MSU Eastern Agricultura...

 

Pipeline Reclamation Project to be Discussed at WREC Dryland Field Day

During the Williston Research Center's Dryland Field Day, Wednesday, July 10th, Tom DeSutter, will be giving an update on the Pipeline Reclamation Project that the Williston Research Center has been c...

 

Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede July 11-13

Down a lonely seeming road on the outskirts of Wolf Point are a set of grandstands seemingly abandoned behind a three pole gate and sign with three wagon wheels. Who would think in just a month's time...

 

Dryland Field Day

Montana State University's Eastern Agricultural Research Center (EARC) and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Northern Plains Ag Research Lab in Sidney held a joint field day on June 20. T...

 

UAV Demonstration to be held at WREC Dryland Field Day

On Wednesday, July 10th at the Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), Gautam Pradhan, WREC's Dryland Research Agronomist, will be demonstrating how to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and...

 

Montana Stockgrowers Meet, Discuss Cattle Industry Issues

The Montana Stockgrowers Association congregated in Miles City June 13-15 to learn, discuss policy and enjoy camaraderie with fellow ranchers from across the state. Three days of events filled the age...

 

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...

 

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