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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;...

 

Richland County Fair Grand Champions

The Richland County 4-H held their annual Richland County Fair livestock sales on Aug. 2 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Maddie Schieber had the Grand Champion steer purchased by Border Steel and...

 

McKenzie County 4-Hers Participate In State Rube Goldberg Competition

Five McKenzie County 4-H preteens participated in the Second Annual North Dakota 4-H State Rube Goldberg Competition held on July 20 at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Brandon Spacher of Banks Willing Workers 4-H Club, Gracyn Darrington of Star...

 

McKenzie County 4-Hers Participate In State 4-H Events

Jaden Murphy, son of Kim and Lee Murphy of Williston, received Grand Champion honors in the Junior Division of the Electronic Presentation category at the State 4-H Communication Arts Event held on July 21 at the Ward County Administration Building i...

 

Celebrating 50 Years Of Keeping The Wagon Train Tradition Alive

A significant part of North Dakota's history begins around the time when settlers came across the prairie in wagon trains. These trains reached places that eventually became homesteads, towns, and...

 

USDA Opens Signup For Market Facilitation Program

Washington – Signups are open for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through...

 

MSU Student Receives $100,000 Fellowship For Honey Bee Research

BOZEMAN – A Montana State University doctoral student has received a $100,000 fellowship from a honey bee-focused nonprofit to advance his work studying antiviral defense mechanisms in bees. Alex...

 

Corrected Story: Becca Deming Showmanship Goals For Richland County Fair This Year

According to www.4Honline.com, over four million youth participate in 4-H projects each year, across the United States. This is the time of year for all 4-H members to put on the finishing touches,...

 

MSU To Purchase Pigs From 4-Hers For Use In Dining Halls

Bozeman, MT — Buyers for Montana State University’s Culinary Services will begin fanning out across the state this week to purchase pigs at 4-H auctions that will end up on the plates of college students. Last year, MSU purchased 42 pigs from...

 

Hemp A Possible Cash Crop For Eastern Montana

Industrial hemp farming has become increasingly popular. Farmers that are growing hemp are seeing both a demand and profit increase, while farmers who have never grown hemp before are rushing to plant...

 

Annual MSU-EARC Field Day Event Held Tuesday, July 16 In Sidney, Montana

Among the many presentations at this year's field day, Drs. Chengci Chen and Apurba Sutradhar discussed industrial hemp as a potential crop for Eastern Montana. Pictured is Dr. Chen with a sample...

 

New Agricultural And Natural Resource Agent In McKenzie County

Devan Leo joined McKenzie County as the new Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent in April 2019. So far Leo has enjoyed her time in McKenzie County. She said, "I really enjoyed my job thus far! I...

 

WREC Receives $750,000 For New Seed Plant

The NDSU Williston Research Extension Center's (WREC) employees and farmers in the MonDak trade area are excited about the good news the WREC received in late April. This good news was that the WREC r...

 

USDA Extends Deadline To Report Spring-Seeded Crops In North Dakota

Fargo, ND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in North Dakota impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-se...

 

MSU-EARC/Extension 39th Annual Field Day

Schedule of Events: 8-8:30 p.m. – Refreshments 8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome – Dr. Chengci Chen, MSU-EARC Superintendent Tour Begins: 8:45-9 a.m. – Drs. Bill Franck and Fatemeh Etemadi: Improving pea...

 

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