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 By Jaymi Mozeak    Agriculture    June 29, 2022 

Plant Society Get Together An Interesting Educational Opportunity

On the summer solstice, June 21, Maka Flora, the eastern Montana chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society had their second plant hike for June. It was a family-friendly get together of eastern...

 

Richland County Farmers Market Begins July 9

The Richland County Farmers Market will once again be in Sidney this summer. The market will be held on Saturdays starting July 9 - Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Richland County Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St NW and 2nd Ave...

 

WREC & EARC Field Days Set for July

Williston and Sidney have held annual field day tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. It is now that time of year where research centers are planting seeds...

 

Yellowstone River Beef Receives $250,000 From Ag Diversification Development Fund

June 3 - Bismarck – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agricultural Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for three projects. The awards totaling $750,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting May 19 in Watford Ci...

 

Grasshoppers Have Started Hatching

The cool and wet spring delayed grasshopper hatching. However, you may now be seeing small grasshoppers out on your rangelands or in your crops. These small grasshoppers are in the nymphal stages...

 

Montana FSA: Availability Of Low-Interest Physical Loss Loans For Producers Affected By Natural Disasters

Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm...

 

Time To Begin Scouting For Alfalfa Weevils

Alfalfa weevils can be very damaging to your alfalfa stand, beginning with pinholes in the leaves and progressing to defoliation and crown injury in severe cases. The potential for this much damage, especially in years like this when hay is of high...

 

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...

 

Time to Begin Scouting for Alfalfa Weevils

Alfalfa weevils can be very damaging to your alfalfa stand, beginning with pinholes in the leaves and progressing to defoliation and crown injury in severe cases. The potential for this much damage, especially in years like this when hay is of high...

 

Agriculture Development Council to Meet June 9th in Helena

Helena, Mont. – The Agriculture Development Council will meet on Thursday, June 9, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Montana Department of Agriculture (302 N. Roberts) in Helena, Montana to review Montana Student Loan Assistance Program...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Plant & Insect ID And Plant Disease Diagnosis

As your crops and gardens begin to grow, please keep in mind that the MSU Richland County Extension Office is here to assist you with plant and weed identification, insect identification, and plant disease diagnostics. If we are unable to identify...

 

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...

 

Livestock Water Quality Concerns & Testing Clinic May 4

Hoping everyone faired the spring storm. As you begin to prepare to turn livestock out on rangelands, it is important to monitor both rangeland conditions and livestock water sources. Monitoring the quantity of water in your reservoirs, stock ponds,...

 

Livestock Water Quality Concerns & Testing Clinic May 4

Hoping everyone faired the spring storm. As you begin to prepare to turn livestock out on rangelands, is it important to monitor both rangeland conditions and livestock water sources. Monitoring the quantity of water in your reservoirs, stock ponds,...

 

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...

 

Avian Influenza Reported In Poultry In Judith Basin & Cascade Counties

Helena, MT – On Friday, April 8, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana...

 

BLM Finalizes Bison Grazing Proposal EA, FONSI & Issues Proposed Grazing Decision

MALTA, MT – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a proposed decision on a bison grazing proposal involving seven allotments in Phillips County, held by American Prairie (AP). In conjunction with the proposed decision, the BLM released an...

 

Avian Influenza Reported In Poultry In Judith Basin & Cascade Counties

Helena, MT – On Friday, April 8, The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana...

 

Extension Workshop On Grasshopper Outbreaks And Management Set For March 29

Bozeman - Montana State University Extension and USDA Agricultural Research Service will host a free, two-hour workshop, "Grasshopper Outbreaks and Management Options in 2022," at 10 a.m. Tuesday,...

 

National Ag Day 2022

National Ag Day 2022 was Tuesday, March 22, making it appropriate to highlight the important agriculture commodities in Richland County. The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows there is 898 agriculture producers on 527 farms in Richland County that...

 

NDSU Extension to Host Livestock Drought Outlook Webinars

Currently 36% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as drought conditions continue to persist in the western part of the state. “Drought impacts are at the forefront of many rancher’s minds as we head into the 2022 grazing...

 

DNRC To Convene First Stakeholder Working Group Meetings Of Comprehensive Water Review; Launches Dedicated Website

Helena, MT - With support from the governor’s office and executive branch feedback, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is leading a comprehensive review of water management and administration as part of the Governor Greg...

 

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