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Local Student Qualifies To Compete At World's Largest Rodeo

Trista Hovde, a 9th-grade student at Sidney High School has earned a position on the North Dakota state/provincial National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock...

 

Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede July 12 - 14

Once again, the second weekend of July, the town of Wolf Point, situated on the beautiful Missouri river will explode. The Rodeo Committee and Stadium Committee are banding together to bring the Wolf...

 

2018 MonDak Field Days Approaching

Williston, Sidney, and Froid have held annual Field Day Tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. The primary purpose of Field Days is to inform and make the...

 

Williston Research Extension Center and MonDak Ag Showcase Field Days Set

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will showcase dryland agronomy and horticulture at its annual field day July 11 and host an irrigation field day July 12....

 

NDSU Spring Wheat Breeding Program

At the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center Dryland Field Day, Dr. Andrew Green will be talking about variety testing that was performed in 2017, as well as how the season has been going so far...

 

Gautam Pradhan to Speak at WREC Dryland Field Day

Gautam Pradhan, Williston Research Extension Center's Dryland Research Agronomist, will be speaking at 6:20 p.m. at WREC's Dryland Field Day on Wednesday, July 11th. He will be sharing information...

 

Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The 2018 Acreage Repo...

 

MSU Spring Wheat Breeding Program To Be Discussed At Sidney Field Day

Dr. Luther Talbert, Montana State University (MSU) wheat breeder/researcher, will be discussing spring wheat breeding challenges and opportunities at the EARC/MSU Extension Field Day on Tuesday, July...

 

Durum Breeding And Low Cadmium Durum

At the EARC/MSU Extension Field Day, Dr. Mike Giroux will be speaking on durum and low cadmium durum around 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, July 17th. Dr. Giroux is a Professor of Wheat Genetics and Interim Department Head of the Department of Plant Sciences...

 

Dryland Field Day

The joint federal and state Sidney ARS / EARC Field Day was held Tuesday, June 19 in Sidney. Area producers learned about dryland agricultural research being done in this region including work on...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Signup Began June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun accepting disaster assistance program applications since June 4 from agri...

 
 By Jordan Hall    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2018

Young Farmers And Ranchers Ag Tour Held in Richland County

The Montana Farm Bureau hosted the Young Farmers and Ranchers Ag Tour on June 1-2 in the Richland County area. Taking a tour of local points of agricultural significance, a group from around the...

 

Ag Appreciation Golf Tourney July 9

On Monday, July 9, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the Annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament at the Sidney Country Club. Golfer check-in and breakfast starts at 7a.m....

 

Prairie Fare: Weeds: If You Can't Beat Them, Can You Eat Them?

My flowers and vegetables are growing nicely with the regular rain. The weeds are doing well, too, so I needed to clean up my gardens recently. I pulled weed after weed that had sprouted in my...

 

N.D. Net Farm Income Drops 30 Percent

The average net income of farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program dropped 30 percent to $88,026 in 2017, compared with $126,752 in 2016, according to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota...

 

North Dakota Stockmen's District Five Spring Roundup Scheduled for June 12th

North Dakota Stockmen Association (NDSA) members of district five will be hosting a NDSA Spring Roundup on Tuesday, June 12th at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City, North Dakota. The event will...

 

Purebred Show Rabbits Raised in Sidney

Corey Rieker and his soon to be wife Margo Lawler, raise purebred show and meat rabbits in the Sidney, Montana area. Rieker started raising rabbits in northern Colorado at age 11. He retired from...

 

June to Highlight Extension as Part of MSU's 125th Anniversary

As part of Montana State University's yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary in 2018, June will highlight Extension, the outreach arm of the land-grant university. With agents and specialists...

 

County Agent Update

Tent Caterpillars Galore Over the last week, there have been many unknown visitors in local trees. Tent caterpillars, both Eastern and Forest, have made a large appearance this year in Williams...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Disappointed In Farm Bill Vote; Urges Quick Reconsideration And Passage

With the 2018 farm bill being critically important to Montana’s farmers and ranchers, the Montana Farm Bureau was extremely disappointed that H.R. 2 failed by a 198 for and 213 against vote. The failure to pass this farm bill was a vote against the...

 

Ag in the Classroom

MSU Extension and Sidney FFA members held their Ag in the Classroom day at the Richland County Event Center for Richland County elementary students on April 30. Students from Brorson, Liberty...

 

2018 Mondak Field Days Approaching

Williston, Sidney, and Froid have held annual Field Day Tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. The primary purpose of Field Days is to inform and make the...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from...

 

Sidney USDA Agricultural Lab Researches Invasive Tree Species Prevention

Many invasive trees can be found around the Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota area. Although there are few invasive tree species, they can still cause significant problems. So in order to help...

 

McNally Enjoys Showing And Raising Champion Pigs

Raising your own herd of pigs and showing them around the United States is not something that every 13-year-old gets to the opportunity to do, but Cooper McNally definitely has. McNally has been a mem...

 

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