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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...

 

Harvest Season Puts Focus On Rural Broadband Gap, Solutions

Early autumn means the start of harvest season for thousands of farmers across Montana. But for many, their ability to compete in an increasingly challenging and globalized agriculture market is...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Governor Bullock Signs Order To Protect MT Sugar Beet Farmers

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock yesterday evening signed an executive order allowing increased weight limitations on transportation vehicles in order to protect sugar beet farmers in Montana. “Montana’s farmers and workers got dealt a bad...

 

Watford City Competes at FFA District Leadership In Stanley

Each year in October, Watford City FFA members along with contestants from nine other chapters compete in Stanley during the District Leadership Conference. We were represented well with 23 of our...

 

MSU's Annual Celebrate Agriculture Weekend Set For November 1 And 2

BOZEMAN – The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host the 20th annual Celebrate Agriculture weekend Nov. 1 and 2 on the MSU...

 

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Competition

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Judging Contest Livestock Judging Novice High Teams Placing Total Team 1 1468 Golden Valley/Wibaux Novice 2 1402 Richland Novice 3 942 Custer Novice 1 4 709 Roosevelt...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Fall Harvest Fruits And Vegetables

As days start to get colder and leaves start to fall, you may find yourself wondering; what fresh fruits and veggies are in season this time of year? In the Explore Fall’s Seasonal Foods (2014) Article, written by Pamela Daniels, from Michigan...

 

Richland County 4-H Member Wins High Honors At Montana 4-H Congress

Ali Merritt, a nine year member of the Forever Buds 4-H club, was awarded the highest honor a Montana 4-H member can receive for 4-H project work; a state award. Ali applied for a state award for her...

 

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;...

 

Registration Now Open For The 2019 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 4-6 at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nin...

 

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;...

 

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