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Cauy Hartel Sets Goals for 2019 McKenzie County Fair

Cauy Hartel is a fifth-year member of the Banks Willing Workers 4-H Club and he is also a member of the Watford City FFA Chapter where he is currently competing for a position on the 2019-2020 North D...

 

Pesticide Credits Awarded For 2019 Sidney, Froid Dryland Field Days

Pesticide credits have been awarded for upcoming field days in Sidney and Froid on June 20 and June 27 respectively. First up is the joint dryland field day with MSU’s Eastern Ag Research Center and USDA’s Northern Plains Ag Research Lab at...

 

MSU Soil Expert Says Not All Soil Test Kits Provide Accurate Results

Bozeman, MT — There are several factors that gardeners need to consider when choosing a soil test kit to make fertilizer decisions, according to a Montana State University Extension soil expert. Among those factors, according to Clain Jones, MSU...

 

Andy Gray Named Montana Hemp Program Coordinator

Helena, Mont. – Director Ben Thomas announced today that Andy Gray, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Montana Department of Agriculture, has been named as the new Montana Hemp Program Coordinator. Gray has been deeply involved in crafting...

 

Dryland Field Days Set For June 20 And 27 In Sidney And Froid

Farmers and ranchers wage a continuous battle with weeds in their crops and pastures, battles that are often compounded by the arrival of new weed species and the development of herbicide resistance in existing weeds. Knowing your enemy is a key...

 

Lucas Oelkers Of Culbertson Obtains Montana State FFA 1st Vice President Position

Lucas Oelkers, a senior at Culbertson High School, was elected the 2019-2020 1st Vice President of the Montana State FFA Organization on Saturday, April 6 at the Montana FFA State Convention. Oelkers...

 

USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability, New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced that higher levels of coverage are being offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other...

 

NRCS Montana Accepting Applications For Conservation Innovation Grants*

Bozeman, MT - *USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants until July 1, 2019, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and techno...

 

American Crystal Signs Agreement with KWS Innovations for New Sugar Measurement Technology

KWS Innovations and American Crystal Sugar Company announced today American Crystal has signed a multi-year agreement to purchase and utilize the Beetrometer F400 equipment for use in their central tare lab. Cory Kritzberger, American Crystal Sugar...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Archers Receive Honors At State Indoor Match

McKenzie County 4-H Archers took home Second Place honors in the barebow senior division at the 4-H Archery Indoor Championships recently held at Nishu Bowmen Range in Bismarck. Team members were: Shy...

 

Former Richey FFA Member Obtains Title as 2019-2020 Montana State FFA 2nd Vice President

Isaac Sponheim, a freshman at Montana State University and former Richey FFA member, was elected the 2019-2020 2nd Vice President of the Montana State FFA Organization on Saturday, April 6th at the Mo...

 

MSU Professor Wins National Award For Weed Research

BOZEMAN - In recognition of his contributions to society's understanding of weeds and weed control, a Montana State University researcher has won a national award from the Weed Science Society of...

 

Montana Hemp Farmers Can Now Purchase Seeds in Time for Growing Season After Tester Push

(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester delivered good news to Montana hemp farmers, *“There is no more red tape keeping farmers from growing hemp in Montana.” Tester successfully forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue...

 

State Lands Bill Receives Strong Bi-Partisan Support

It doesn’t appear the legislature will meet their goal of concluding by Good Friday. With a few big ticket items still being negotiated, like Medicaid expansion, legislators will report for duty April 23rd after a short Easter recess. There are a...

 

Support For Permanent Tax Deduction Critical For Agriculture

Farm and ranch owners are urging their Congressional delegations to support S. 1149, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, sponsored by Senator Steve Daines, R-MT. This important legislation will make permanent the Section 199A qualified business...

 

Consider Alternatives to Early Grazing

The snowy, frigid winter may have left cattle producers short on forage for their livestock, and they are itching to get the cattle out on grass. "Proceed with caution when turning livestock out on...

 

McKenzie County 4-Hers Participate at State 4-H Air Rifle Match in Devils Lake April 6

Four McKenzie County 4-Hers participated in the 2019 ND State 4-H Air Rifle Match held on April 6 in Devils Lake. Senior Cassie Kreske, daughter of Beth Kreske and Jason Kreske of Grassy Butte;...

 

Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in MT

Friday, April 5 was the final Brown Bagger of the season. Dr. Bruce Maxwell from Montana Institute of Ecosystems came and spoke on Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Montana. His talk...

 

Members Recognized At Watford City FFA Banquet, April 4

The Watford City FFA Chapter held their 60th annual banquet on April 4. Chapter officers presented the opening ceremonies. Many parents, members and guests were in attendance. Lucas Rath, our State...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At Agricultural Adaptation To Climate Change In Montana

As climate change continues to influence Montana rangelands, crops and livestock, as well as pollinators, diseases, pests and weeds, scientists continue to look for ways farmers, ranchers and land managers can adapt to those changes. Dr. Bruce...

 

Watford City FFA Ends Successful Judging Season

Members of the Watford City FFA Chapter have been hard at work this winter studying and preparing for their judging season. On March 18, FFA members from around the state competed in Minot in Agronomy...

 

LYIP Land Owner Consent Forms In The Mail, Immediate Response is Critical

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project has mailed land owner consent forms to owners of irrigated fields on the west side of the main canal within the Savage and LYIP Irrigation districts in order to get irrigation water rights officially recognized...

 

LYIP Land Owner Consent Forms In The Mail, Immediate Response is Critical

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project has mailed land owner consent forms to owners of irrigated fields on the west side of the main canal within the Savage and LYIP Irrigation districts in order to get irrigation water rights officially recognized...

 

2019 National Ag Day Agriculture Council of America Announces 2019 National Ag Day Date & Theme

Overland Park, KS – The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 14, 2019. This will mark the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The...

 

How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?

There’s a little boy, out in the front yard with a beat-up toy truck, filling the back end full of dirt, only to dump it all out and start over again. Pretty soon that little boy is a teenager, and he finds himself trying to rock that old Ford out...

 

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