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Western McKenzie County Residents Thankful For Continued Community Support After Spring Floods

Kim and Casey Schlothauer are one of many rural farm families residing east of Fairview, ND affected by the flooding of the Yellowstone River earlier this spring. On their 780 acre farm the couple is...

 

WREC Perennial Field Day to be Held September 26th

On Thursday, September 26th, the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will be hosting its first-ever Perennial Field Day. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. central time and conclude with a...

 

Fall Weed Forum in Watford City Sept. 11

McKenzie County Extension will be having an educational and informative in-crop weed forum. We will be working in conjunction with the Williston Research Extension Center as well as many reputable guest speakers. We will cover topics such as biology...

 

Canning, Pickling, Preserving OH MY!

As the summer draws to a close and harvesting season is upon us; canning, pickling, and preserving season is here too. The number one priority when preserving your harvest is the safety of the finished product by destroying any bacteria, and molds...

 

USDA Releases Details on Market Facilitation Program

The sign-up period for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program is now open, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural finance specialist. The program provides aid to...

 

MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events In September

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 17 in Wolf Point; September 18 in Sidney;...

 

Be on the Lookout for Anthrax

Anthrax continues to be a concern for cattle producers in North Dakota. "Recently, a case of anthrax was positively identified in a southwestern North Dakota county," says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota...

 

Planting Unlabeled Cover Crop Seed Could be Costly

Planting cover crops is increasing in popularity each year, and this is not surprising considering the benefits. However, those potential benefits will be quickly negated by the use of untested or unlabeled seed says Jason Goltz, North Dakota State...

 

Celebrating 50 Years Of Keeping The Wagon Train Tradition Alive

A significant part of North Dakota's history begins around the time when settlers came across the prairie in wagon trains. These trains reached places that eventually became homesteads, towns, and...

 

WREC Receives $750,000 From State Legislature For New Seed Plant

The NDSU Williston Research Extension Center's (WREC) employees and farmers in the MonDak trade area are excited about the good news the WREC received in late April. This good news was that the WREC...

 

Hemp A Possible Cash Crop For Eastern Montana

Industrial hemp farming has become increasingly popular. Farmers that are growing hemp are seeing both a demand and profit increase, while farmers who have never grown hemp before are rushing to plant...

 

Sidney Chamber Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Winners

This year's Sidney Chamber Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, July 8. There were 97 golfers in total....

 

Effects Of Fall And Spring Nitrogen Application On Sugarbeet Root Yield And Sugar Content

Adequate nitrogen is essential for optimum growth and development of sugarbeets and is known to be the most important nutrient in sugarbeet production. However, excessive uptake of nitrogen can...

 

New Agricultural And Natural Resource Agent In McKenzie County

Devan Leo joined McKenzie County as the new Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent in April 2019. So far Leo has enjoyed her time in McKenzie County. She said, "I really enjoyed my job thus far! I...

 

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...

 

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