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Protect Cattle from Heat Stress

Extreme temperatures are expected to hit many parts of North Dakota this week, increasing the potential for heat stress in cattle, warns Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University livestock systems...

 
 By Anna Garcia    Ag Roundup    July 6, 2022

Livestock Update At WREC Field Day

During the Williston Research Extension Center's Dryland Field Day Tour, Williams County Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent, Kelly Leo will be providing a livestock update. "I will be...

 

Pallid Sturgeons Make Their Way Through The Bypass Channel At Intake Diversion Dam

For the first time since the completion of the Intake Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River, pallid sturgeons have successfully swam upstream on their own. This was made possible because of the...

 

MonDak Area Stockgrower's Association's 10th Annual "Rockin Your Heart" Weekend June 3 & 4

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) will be hosting their annual MidYear Meeting in Sidney, June 1-3 and invites Montana’s ranching community to attend. The Montana Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots membership organization and is the...

 

New Richland Co. 4-H Buildings To Offer Fun Year Round

The new Richland County 4-H buildings are providing more than just a place for 4-H members, people from around the community have been able to take advantage of the new facilities.  “Through the upgrading of the fairground’s facilities portfolio...

 

63rd Annual McKenzie County Fair & Rodeo June 16-18

This year, the McKenzie County Fair & Rodeo is set for June 16-18. Throughout the duration of the fair there will be tons of entertainment, including a draft horse competition, demo derby, music...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

The 2022 McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts events were held on May 16 at the NDSU Extension/McKenzie County Office. The 4-H Project Expo event provides youth with the...

 

Annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Scheduled For July 11

The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be hosting their Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament to celebrate the farming and ranching culture. The golf tournament will be held Monday, July...

 

Montana State Lentil Research Published In Crop Science

Bozeman - Research conducted at Montana State University's Eastern Agricultural Research Center on how genetic and environmental factors affect lentil crops grown in different parts of the state...

 

Breeding Season Considerations

The breeding season may have already begun for some, but it is coming up in the near future for others. Here are a few considerations as you prepare to turn your bulls out. Having a breeding soundness exam (BSE) on your bulls prior to breeding...

 

MonDak Area Stockgrowers Scholarship Recipients

The MonDak Area Stockgrowers announced their scholarship recipients at their spring meeting May 17. Grady Larson, Sidney, MT, is the son of Tim and Kristin Larson. He is graduating from Ignite Christian Academy. He will be attending Miles Community C...

 

Montana FSA: USDA To Provide Approximately $6 Billion To Commodity & Specialty Crop Producers Impacted By 2020-2021 Natural Disasters

USDA Farm Service Agency Washington, May 16 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments...

 

New Fish Bypass Channel Open At Intake; Yellowstone River

Billings, MT - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the completion of the Lower Yellowstone fish bypass channel project near Glendive water is flowing and the channel is...

 

Help Available For Livestock Death Losses Due To Blizzard

April blizzards may bring May flowers, but blizzards can also cause newborn calves and other livestock to become smothered, trampled and die due to the conditions created by adverse weather. These...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    May 4, 2022

Hay Hotline Helps Ag Producers List And Look For Available Forage Or Pasture

Helena, MT – As dry conditions persist throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) would like to remind farmers and ranchers that they can use the Hay Hotline, an online forum, to list their forage for sale or donation,...

 

Richland County Farmer's Market Organizational Meeting May 19

MSU Richland County Extension will be hosting an organization meeting for this year’s Richland County Farmer’s Market at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at the MSU Richland County Extension Office, 1499 N Central Ave. If you are a past vendor or are...

 

Grasshopper Workshop Recap

The grasshopper outlook for 2022 again looks troubling for much of Montana, and especially Richland County. The USDA-ARS Great Plains Laboratory and MSU Extension Richland County hosted a Grasshopper Workshop. The recording of that workshop is now...

 

Proposed SEC Rule Could Reach Nearly Every Farmer and Rancher

Washington - April 27 – The American Farm Bureau Federation joined 119 other agriculture organizations in sending a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asking for an extension of time to comment on its proposed rule, “The...

 

Pure Live Seed Information from MSU Extension

As producers are preparing to start seeding, there are many factors to consider, and pure live seed (PLS) is one of them. Recommended seeding rates for crops are given in pounds of PLS per acre. Using these seeding rates would assume that every seed...

 

Regenerative Agriculture Key To Productive Soil, Healthy Animals

Bozeman, MT -- Regenerative farming and ranching pioneer Gabe Brown addressed a packed building April 19 at the fairgrounds in Big Timber regarding the importance of soil health and regenerative agriculture practices. "How do we heal our soils? By...

 

Spring Storms Take A Big Toll On Livestock & Ranchers

The combination of snow and high winds from the historic April snowstorms, have made things caused by drifts that made things difficult for livestock and ranchers, burying livestock, causing newborn...

 

MSU Researcher Investigates Effects Of Planting Winter Canola In Montana

Bozeman - A Montana State University researcher is looking into the benefits of planting an uncommon variety of a common crop, winter canola. While spring canola is one of the more popular crops in Mo...

 

Potential For Grass Tetany

As grass begins to grow following the much-needed moisture, there is a potential for grass tetany to occur. Grass tetany is a serious metabolic disorder in cattle that is a result of two issues occurring simultaneously: 1) lactating animals have...

 
 By Kerri Huso    Ag Roundup    May 4, 2022

Free Counseling Services Now Available To Montana's Agricultural Community

Helena, MT - In an effort to provide support for Montana’s agricultural community, Frontier Psychiatry has partnered with the Montana Department of Agriculture to provide free access to counseling. Funded through a grant from the United States...

 

Extreme Weather Expected To Delay Pasture Turnout

Following a cooler-than-normal spring 2022 and the 2021 drought, ranchers should expect a delay in grass development and growth this spring. "Air temperature is the main environmental factor that...

 

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