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Montana Youth Swine Exhibitors & Breeders Recognized

Bozeman - Montana youth swine exhibitors and breeders have been recognized by the Montana Symbol of Excellence program. The program annually honors both 4-H and FFA youth and swine breeders who raise market swine that meet quality standards and show...

 

NRCS In Montana Accepting Applications For The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Bozeman, MT - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) enrollment option and the Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE)....

 

MSU Richland County Extension Winter Series Begins Dec. 19

The MSU Richland County Extension Office is hosting a series of educational workshops throughout the winter months. The first installment of the Winter Series will be on Monday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Richland County Extension Office meeting room,...

 

Montana Pulse Crop Committee To Meet Nov. 28, Great Falls

Helena, MT – The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet in person on Monday, Nov. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT. The committee will review new business, financial reports, FY23 proposals, and address general updates....

 

Winter Management Of Herd Bulls

Now that the snow and cold temperatures have arrived, it is time to consider how you are managing your bulls for the winter and if the current management is meeting their requirements. If you haven’t already, examine bulls and determining if they...

 

Bergman Retires After Serving 48 Years As Ag Research Agronomist/Safflower Breeder In MonDak Region

Jerry Bergman, Sidney, started his long time ag career 48 years ago with the Montana State University’s Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Sidney, as a research agronomist/safflower breeder in 1973. He served in this position until 1980 when he...

 

Buckshot Seeds Gains Gold Standard Seed Distributorship & Warehouse

Bob Gannaway, Buckshot Seeds, and Mark Erickson were proud to have their open house for their Gold Standard Seed distributorship's new warehouse on Friday, Oct. 28. Neither man is new to the area or...

 

Efficiently Feeding Your Livestock: Calculating Cost On A Unit Nutrient Basis

As we head into the winter-feeding months, feed costs make up 65% or more of total input costs. It is important to compare feed costs on a “unit nutrient basis” which really means just getting the most bang for your buck. This approach will come...

 

AGT Foods Is Making An Impact 'From Producer To The World'

AGT Foods has its finger on the pulse of agriculture; or rather the pulse crops of agriculture. AGT is a buyer, processor, and distributor of pulse crops such as lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas,...

 

Now Is The Time To Estimate Winter Hay Needs

Harvested forages are a critical component of winter feeding programs for many of North Dakota's cattle herds. "Conducting a hay inventory now will give producers a good idea of possible deficiencies...

 

Northern Pulse Growers Association & Pacific Northwest Canola Association To Host "Meet & Greet" Featuring Shaun Haney

Bismarck, ND - The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) and The Pacific Northwest Canola Association (PNW Canola) invite you to attend a FREE “Meet & Greet” social featuring Shaun Haney from RealAgriculture this Nov. 28 to kick off the...

 

Sugar Beet Harvest Starts September 30

With almost perfect weather in the forecast, Sidney Sugars Incorporated is looking forward to a great start to the annual beet harvest. Culbertson, Sugar Valley and the factory yard will all start...

 

Montana FSA: Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers Of Fall Application Deadline For Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Bozeman, MT, Sept. 15 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP covers losses from...

 

Importance Of Testing Your Livestock Feed

While winter may seem like a long way off, now is the time to start testing your feed as you inventor the amount you have to get you through the winter months. Winter feed costs, on average, account for 65-70% of production costs for a cow-calf...

 

Prussic Acid Poisoning

Sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are a great warm season forage option. However, these plants contain cyanogenic glycosides that can be converted to hydrocyanic acid (HCN), also known as prussic acid, when the plants are injured...

 

Montana State Accepting Applications For Program Focused On Agritourism And Sustainable Agriculture

Bozeman - The College of Agriculture at Montana State University is accepting applications for a new leadership program focused on sustainable agriculture and agritourism. The Montana Agritourism...

 

Head Plans To Collect More Awards At Next Year's Fair

Fourteen-year-old William Head had a successful first year at the Richland County Fair. He is a member of the North Road Renegades 4-H Club and shows steer, market lambs, and breeding sheep. He had th...

 

Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Features National Speaker

The Richland County Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Sept. 15 at the Elks Lodge, Sidney. The county Farm Bureau will elect officers and directors, select voting delegates for the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in November, and discuss new...

 

Body Condition Scoring

As breeding season wraps up and weaning time approaches, it is a good time to think about body condition scoring your bulls and cows. A body condition score (BCS) is based on a scale of 1 to 9 with a BCS 1 being extremely thin and a BCS 9 being...

 

Agriculture Kicking Off 25th Leadership Class

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is excited to be kicking of the 25th class of the Sidney Area Leadership Program this September. The Leadership Task force is utilizing feedback from over 250 graduates from industries in the community....

 

Managing Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease By Eliminating The Green Bridge

If you are preparing to plant winter wheat soon, it is important to consider green bridge control to prevent wheat streak mosaic (WSM). Wheat streak mosaic is a viral disease that impacts small grains, including spring wheat and winter wheat, as...

 

Grasshopper Problem Persists For Producers

Farmers across the region have experienced significant losses due to the sky-rocketing grasshopper population. "The population levels this summer have met the USDA-APHIS projection and, in some...

 

MSU To Host Webinar Series On Strategies For Non-Lethal Predator Management

Bozeman - Montana State University will partner with area organizations to host a free webinar series focused on techniques to mitigate predator-livestock conflicts. The series, Pathways for Practice Implementation: Non-lethal Predator Management thr...

 

Consider Planting Winter Wheat This Year

"There is increased interest in planting winter wheat this year and for good reason," says Clair Keene, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension agronomist. "With many prevent plant acres in...

 

Know Limits When Working Outdoors In The Summer

When there is work to be done there is work to be done. The tasks that farmers and ranchers are faced with are pressing, time-sensitive, and rarely can be done from inside a climate-controlled room. Add in unpredictable weather and already challengin...

 

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