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Sunwall Farm Recognized By MT Historical Society

Located five miles northwest of Froid sits the Sunwall Farm. This farm has been in operation for well over 100 years. "My grandpa, Anders Sunwall, homesteaded here in 1906, but he finally got the...

 

MSU Extension Publishes New Montguide Fact Sheets To Aid Montanans

Bozeman — Montana State University Extension recently published six new MontGuides covering a variety of topics to provide unbiased information for Montanans. As part of their outreach efforts, MSU Extension specialists and agents write...

 

MSU Doctoral Candidate Awarded Prestigious Fellowship To Study Beetle Evolution

Bozeman - A Montana State University doctoral candidate recently received a prestigious international fellowship to continue his research on beetle evolution at the Natural History Museum of Denmark...

 

Farmer, Rancher Representation Needed On Fish And Game Commission

In the first week back in Helena after transmittal break, the bills are flying through committees in the second chamber. There were 181 bill hearings this week, which means our citizen legislature is moving quickly to accomplish the people’s busine...

 

Tile Drainage Webinar Set for March 25

Producers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about tile drainage during an online tile drainage design and management webinar North Dakota State University Extension is holding from...

 

AFBF Applauds Introduction Of Estate Tax Repeal Bills

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on Congress to remove barriers to farm ownership. Bills aimed at eliminating the estate tax were introduced in the Senate and House last week. The American Farm Bureau Federation supports both. Sen....

 

Montana Farm Bureau to host Calling on the Capitol on Ag Day

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding a virtual Calling on the Capitol on Ag Day, March 23. This will provide an excellent opportunity for farmers and ranchers to meet with the Montana Lieutenant Governor, legislative leadership as well as...

 

Growing Season Weather Outlook Focus Of March 11 Ag Research Summit Webinar

Farmers and ranchers in the MonDak region are readying their equipment for spring planting. The big question now is the weather. What can farmers and ranchers expect this growing season? Patrick Gilchrist with the National Weather Service Office, Gla...

 

Farm Bureau Supports Cattle Market Transparency

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)....

 

At The Halfway Mark, Montana Agriculture Is In Good Hands

As we review the official first half of the Montana Legislative session, it’s safe to say the session is looking good for Montana agriculture. Of the 3,357 total bill draft requests, 1,121 have been formally introduced. Montana Farm Bureau has...

 

NDSU Offers Online Gardening Forums

North Dakota State University is offering a series of free workshops for gardeners. The Spring Fever Garden Forums will run on Monday evenings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. CST, March 22-April 12. Topics will include how to grow roses, select maples, grow a...

 

2021 MonDak Ag Days To Be Held In Hybrid Format This Week

MonDak Ag Days is an annual event sponsored by Sidney Chamber Ag Committee. It provides educational opportunities for MonDak area farmers and ranchers and showcases the latest in agriculture related...

 

ND State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest/Quiz Bowl March 6-7

For the first time ever, the North Dakota State 4-H Livestock Judging will take place in western North Dakota. On Saturday, March 6, the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest is set to take place in Watford City at McKenzie County Fairgrounds and...

 

MSU Researcher Aids Discovery Of New Wild Bee Virus

Bozeman - In an international collaborative effort, researchers at Montana State University co-discovered a virus that infects bees, including both native mining bees and honeybees. The new virus was...

 

Crop Insurance March 15 Deadline Nears in MT, ND, SD & WY

Billings - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,...

 

Design Your Session Plan Workshop Starts March 4 Watford City

This series of sessions to help farm and ranch families pass their businesses on to the next generation will start next week Thursday, March 4, Watford City, and will continue on March 11 and 18. Each of these meetings, of which attendance is highly...

 

Protecting Meat Processing Capacity & Private Property Rights

Montana legislators have heard more than 400 bills this week, which shows the staggering pace that comes on the eve of transmittal deadline. We’ll cut straight to the chase here in week eight of the Montana Legislative Session, with a focus on...

 

Design Your Session Plan Workshop Starts March 4 Watford City

This series of sessions to help farm and ranch families pass their businesses on to the next generation will start next week Thursday, March 4, Watford City, and will continue on March 11 and 18. Each of these meetings, of which attendance is highly...

 

Livestock Reports Due March 1

Montanans have just a few more days to report the number of each type of livestock they own in order to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock.  Livestock reports are due March 1. Owners can report online...

 

Montana Introduces Legislation To Create Interstate Cooperative Meat Packing Compact

Helena -The Montana House of Representatives in partnership with other states has introduced House Bill 336 to create an Interstate Cooperative Meatpacking Compact. The purpose is to streamline interstate livestock commerce by removing state...

 

Buckwheat: A Hazard to Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Resistant, Persistent Weeds Focus Ag Research Summit Webinar Feb. 25

Whether herbicide resistant or just aggressive spreaders, weeds are a constant plague in both crops and pastures, which is why management options are a key research subject for university and federal scientists. For Dr. Brian Jenks, North Dakota...

 

Livestock Reports Due March 1

Montanans have just a few more weeks to report the number of each type of livestock they own in order to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock. Livestock reports are due March 1. Owners can report online at...

 

68th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show & Mondak Pulse Day This Week

The 68th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, and the Annual MonDak Pulse Day is set for Thursday, Feb. 11. Both events will be at the Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston. This year,...

 

Pulse Diseases Focus Of Multi-State Research Effort, Feb. 9 Webinar

Pulses have become a very successful crop in the MonDak following their introduction to the region in the 1990s. Today, North Dakota and Montana have consistently ranked #1 and #2 in pulse production in the US for more than a decade. That success,...

 

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