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Merritt Captures Awards At NILE With Her Red Angus Bulls

Ali Merritt, Sidney High School seniorand member of the Montana JR Registered Red Angus Association, was awarded Overall Grand Champion Red Angus Bull with her March born bull calf and Overall Reserve Champion Red Angus Bull with her yearling bull...

 

McNally Earns Honors At NILE & American Royal Livestock Shows

This year, Cooper McNally, from Sidney earned high honors at Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and American Royal Livestock Show.   At the virtual NILE, he showed two crossbred barrows: a calico and blue-butt barrow. These animals...

 

Two Area Sugar Beet Growers Inducted Into Sidney Sugars 20/20 Club

Bryce Jorgensen: Bryce Jorgensen, Savage, averaged 29 tons per acre and 20.09% sugar. "I was very pleased that I made it in the 20/20 club. Sugar beet farming is a risky business and profit margins...

 

2020 Montana & Wyoming Malt Barley & Sugar Beet Symposium Canceled In Lieu Of Webinars

Bozeman — The 2020 Montana and Wyoming Malt Barley and Sugar Beet Symposium has been canceled due to COVID concerns. In its place, educational webinars will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14. The webinars are hosted...

 

Fix For Sidney & Kinsey Irrigation Districts Heads To President Trump

Washington – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a measure from Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) to ensure the Sidney and Kinsey Irrigation Districts continue receiving affordable power that enables irrigation. “This...

 

2020 Sugar Beet Harvest Underway 

MonDak area sugar beet receiving stations have been receiving truckloads of sugar beets since the end of September. The Sugar Valley site kicked off sugar beet pre-pile on Monday, Sept. 21. Followed b...

 

Oliver, McKenzie County Teams Win 4-H Range Judging Contest

The Oliver County 4-H range judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota 4-H and FFA range judging contest at Center. Team members are Breanna Hosman, Hebron; Olivia Klein,...

 

MDA Recruits For Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently recruiting for open positions on its Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council. The following council terms are currently vacant: • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage...

 

2020 Community Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Richland County 4-H and Reynolds Market are excited for the 2020 Community Hay Bale Contest! Why, you ask?  It's fun, entertaining for all, pulls the community together and best of all "IT'S...

 

MSU Extension To Offer New Agriculture Business Development Course On Direct Marketing Meat

Bozeman - Montana State University Extension, in conjunction with Oregon State University, will offer a new agriculture business development course on direct marketing meat. The Western Meat School, Montana Edition, is an online or hybrid learning...

 

MSU's Virtual Celebrate Agriculture Weekend Scheduled For Nov. 13-14

Bozeman - Celebrate Agriculture, an annual weekend-long event held each year by Montana State University’s College of Agriculture, has been scheduled to take place virtually Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14. The weekend, which celebrated...

 

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee Listening Session

Helena, MT – The Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee will hold a virtual listening session on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The listening session gives growers and stakeholders the opportunity to provide input regarding a proposed referendum,...

 

USDA Stands Up New Team To Better Serve Beginning Montana Farmers/Ranchers

Bozeman - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build upon...

 

USDA Accepting Applications To Help Cover Costs For Organic Certification

Washington - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities For CFAP

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

Governor Bullock Announces $100,000 Award Through Farmer Student Loan Assistance Program

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock has announced nearly $100,000 has been awarded to 12 applicants through the Montana Farmer Student Loan Assistance Program, which was created to encourage Montana’s college-educated youth to pursue a primary...

 

Richland County Fair Grand Champions

Richland County 4-H program held their livestock judging and virtual sale last week at the Richland County Fairgrounds and Sidney Livestock Market....

 

USDA Stands Up New Team To Better Serve Beginning Farmers & Ranchers In North Dakota

Fargo, ND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build...

 

Watford City FFA Members Recognized July 28

The Watford City FFA Chapter held an awards picnic at the Kent Pelton Nature Park on Tuesday, July 28 to recognize member achievements for the past school year. Members were presented with...

 

Johnston, Doneen, Helmuth & Pedersen Receive Recognition from FFA Chapter July 28

The Watford City FFA Chapter held an awards picnic on Tuesday, July 28 at the Kent Pelton Nature Park. Every year, the chapter honors local people who support the FFA by presenting Honorary FFA...

 

Deming Finishes 4-H Career on Top

Senior Richland County 4-Her Becca Deming finished her senior season with multiple top honors at the Richland County Fair 4-H livestock judging last week. Deming won grand champion market goat,...

 

Montana FSA Director: Was Your Operation Impacted By Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply For The Coronavirus Food Assistance Today

Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through our...

 

One-Time PLC Yield Updates – Deadline Sept. 30

Farm owners have a one-time opportunity to update PLC yields of covered commodities on the farm, regardless of Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program election. The deadline to request a PLC yield update is Sept. 30,...

 

McKenzie County 4-H'ers Participate In Virtual State Judging Contest

McKenzie County participated in the first-ever virtual State 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest held on July 21. The Junior Team of Kyle Best, son of Vawnita and Pete Best, Watford City, Jaden...

 

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