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USDA Declares Disaster In 17 Montana Counties After Months-Long Push

(U.S. Senate) – After a months-long push by U.S. Senator Jon Tester to provide relief for farmers in Eastern Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a disaster declaration for 17 Montana counties, clearing the way for producers...

 

CDE Judging Season Has Begun: Watford City FFA Competes in Bismarck Jan. 4-5

Winter Leadership is a fun event that students can attend to learn more about what being a leader means and how they can make an impact in our very own community. As members of the Watford City FFA chapter return home from this conference held in...

 

The Early Morning Red Angus Ranch Will be Marketing Bulls & Heifers March 11

On Wednesday, March 4, starting at 1 p.m., The Early Morning Red Angus Ranch will be marketing 35 yearling Red Angus bulls and 30 replacement Red Angus heifer calves at the Sitting Bull Auction, Williston. The Early Morning Red Angus Ranch is located...

 

MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show Sidney March 12-13

The Peterson Farm Brothers are set to entertain at this year's MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show. The two-day event will be held at the Richland County Fair Event Center on March 12-13. The trio will...

 

Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & NDSU Best Of The Best In Wheat Production Feb. 13

The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & North Dakota State University (NDSU) Best of the Best in Wheat Production will take place at the Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston,...

 

Soil Formation Following Glacial Recession Focus Of ARS Brownbagger

Due to recent climate change, increased glacial recession in Arctic climates provides a unique opportunity to study soil formation. The evolution from glacial moraines consists of rocks and other materials deposited by the glacier as it moves. How...

 

2020 Montana State Hemp License Application Period Is Open

Helena, MT – The Montana State Hemp Program is now accepting license applications for the 2020 growing season. The Indoor/Outdoor Hemp License Application is available on the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) website and is due by April 30....

 

MHS Accepting Applications For Centennial Farm And Ranch Properties

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is now accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the “Ag Day” ceremony in the State Capitol...

 

2020 Field To Fork Webinar Schedule Set

North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork “Wednesday Webinar” series starting in February 2020. Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, processing and serving specialty-crop fruits...

 

Harnessing A Plant's Own Chemicals To Improve Crop Nutrition Focus Of Brownbagger Talk

A USDA scientist with the Agricultural Research Service’s Mandan, ND lab is studying new ways to harness plant chemicals to improve crop nutrition, soil nutrient cycling, and more. Dr. Andrea Clemensen will be sharing what she’s learned to date...

 

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA To Create Advisory Committee

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee. MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower input regarding the proposal i...

 

Farm Bureau To Address Mental Health Concerns, Farmer Stress

Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to...

 

Montana Dept. Of Revenue: Business Owners Must Report Equipment By March 1

Helena, MT – It’s time for businesses to report the equipment they own to the Montana Department of Revenue. Owners can report online using the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at https://tap.dor.mt.gov. The reporting deadline is March 1 t...

 

MonDak Ag Research Summit

The 3rd Annual MonDak Ag Research Summit was held Thursday, December 12 at the Richland County Event Center in Sidney, MT. Local research results ready to roll out in producers' fields were featured...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Has Opened Signup For Conservation Reserve Program On Dec. 9

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP...

 

Changing Dirt Into Soil – Soil Health Workshop, Dec. 18, Williston

Producers across northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Montana who are interested in soil health are invited to participate in a workshop on “Changing Dirt in Soil” on December 18, 2019 at the Williston Research Extension Center. The...

 

Tester Urges USDA To Act On Northeast Montana Wheat Crisis

(U.S. Senate) – Following two weeks of heavy snow in Northeast Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester urged Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to reconsider his decision not to extend disaster assistance to the region’s wheat farmers who were...

 

Richland County Commissioners Request Secretarial and Presidential Disaster Declarations for Harvest Time Weather Damage to Crops

In a petition to Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Richland County commissioners have requested that he submit a request to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and the President of the United States for an agriculture related disaster declaration for...

 

Guest Speakers At Ag Summit Will Address Weather, Livestock And Irrigation Topics, Dec. 12, Sidney

Local research results ready to roll out in your fields will be featured at the upcoming third annual MonDak Ag Research Summit in Sidney, Thursday December 12. But that’s not all. Several outside speakers are also planned to address timely...

 

FSA Encourages Farmers And Ranchers To Vote In County Committee Elections

The 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on November 4, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices, or to be postmarked, is December 2, 2019. County committee members are...

 

2019 Ag Research Summit Includes New Date, Irrigated, Horticulture Sessions

As 2019 nears a close, farmers and ranchers have a lot of questions: What’s the deal with this weather? What do we need to brace for next? What can be done with all that damaged grain? What about disease….white mold? Fusarium? And what about new...

 

Beet Harvest Wraps Up, Processing A Challenge

“The growers did a good job of getting the beets out of the ground,” stated Sidney Sugars general manager David Garland last Friday. Beet harvest for area growers officially ended on November 5 with an average of 31.89 tons per acre and 17.02...

 

Producers Reminded Of New Livestock Loss Payment Requirements

Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses due to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions. SB 133 was passed during Montana’s 2019 legislative session and requires a livestock owner to...

 

Take A Bite Out Of Palmer Amaranth….Literally

Sidney, MT - A free workshop on Palmer Amaranth, one of the most dangerous weeds facing American Agriculture, is set for Tuesday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Richland County Extension Office Conference Room in Sidney, MT. The goal of the...

 

USDA Encourages Affected Producers To Contact Agents For Delayed Harvest

Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to...

 

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