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Additional Materials To Be Certified As Weed Free By MT Dept. Of Agriculture

Helena, MT - As established in House Bill 93 signed during the 2021 legislative session, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) can now certify additional materials, such as gravel, as being free of noxious weeds.  Administrative rules for Noxi...

 

Grasshoppers Wreaking Havoc On Crops & Pastures

Farmers across the area have taken a blow this year; a combination of the devastating drought and a sky-rocketing population of grasshoppers has caused significant losses for producers.  "I believe t...

 

Coffee With Agriculture

It is that time of year again! Last year in September, we held a fall weed forum incorporating specialists from NDSU Extension along with a local chemical rep. 2021 presented us with so much uncertainty that folks just don’t know what to do or expe...

 

Registration Deadline for the 2021 Soil Health Bus Tour Extended

BOZEMAN, Mont., September 2, 2021 – Register for the 2021 Soil Health Bus Tour by Sept. 10, 2021. Hosted by the Montana Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the tour will showcase farms and ranches in the Dakotas that have moved to...

 

Consider Alternatives For Harvesting Drought-Stressed Corn As Forage

Drought conditions across North Dakota have created major issues for livestock and crop producers. Many are facing poor grazing conditions, reduced hay production, limited stored forages and...

 

Availability Of Low-Interest Physical Loss Loans For Producers Affected By Natural Disasters

Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance To Montana Farmers & Livestock Producers Impacted By Wildfires & Drought

Bozeman - Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires and ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock...

 

SBARE Seeks Input

The North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is seeking public input on needs in the state. SBARE provides the state Legislature and governor with recommendations on how...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Youth Win Awards In Communication Arts At ND State Fair

4-H youth competed in junior or senior individual or team presentations in the 2021 4-H Communication Arts Contest at the North Dakota State Fair, Minot, Sunday, July 25. 4-H'ers competed on a county...

 

MT Dept. Of Agriculture Shares Best Practices For Hay Shipments To Prevent Noxious Weeds & Pests

Helena - As Montana agricultural producers strive to find adequate feed for livestock during severe drought conditions and a damaging wildfire season, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing guidance for out-of-county or state...

 

Butler Ag Equipment To Move To B&B Rentals Building

A brand-new facility and the purchase of two others brings Butler to 20 locations, across four states, with desire to grow 841-member team. Fargo, ND - Aug. 2021 - Butler Machinery Company president...

 

MSU Extension Advises Caution For Livestock Feeding Or Grazing Weeds During Drought

Bozeman - Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas has become severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University...

 

Montana Hay Hotline Available For Producers Affected By Drought

Helena - As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying,...

 

Canning, Pickling, Preserving OH MY!

As the heat of summer continues and harvest is just around the corner; canning, pickling, and preserving season is here too. The number one priority when preserving your harvest is the safety of the finished product by destroying any bacteria, and mo...

 

Field Days At Williston Research Extension Center Happening July 14 & 15

The annual dryland agronomy and horticulture field day will be held Wednesday, July 14 at the North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2. The event begins with registration at 3...

 

40th Swank Variety Plot Tour, July 19

The 40th Swank Variety Plot Tour on Monday, July 19 will be held at the Swank farm north of Poplar. This event has two pesticide applicator points available. Beginning at 5 p.m. at Swank test plots, introductions by Dr. Chengci Chen, EARC...

 

MSU EARC Field Day Slated For July 20

The MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center Irrigated Farm Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20. It is located one mile north of Sidney. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour following at 8:30 a.m. There will be many featured...

 

Cook To Speak On MSU Spring Wheat Breeding

Over the years, Montana State University (MSU) breeders have developed several wheat varieties and continue to do so. Dr. Jason Cook, MSU-Bozeman trait integration breeder and geneticist, will be...

 

Shergill To Discuss Herbicide Resistant Weeds At EARC Field Day

Dr. Lovreet Shergill, Montana State University assistant professor and weed scientist, will be speaking about management of herbicide resistant weeds in sugarbeet cropping systems in Montana at 12:50 p.m.  Shergill works to better understand...

 

Chengci To Discuss Industrial Hemp Outlook For Montana

Dr. Chengci Chen, MSU-EARC superintendent, will be speaking about the potential of industrial hemp crop in Montana at the EARC Field Day, July 20 at 9:45 a.m.  Since 2018, Montana farmers have been...

 

MSU EARC/Extension 41st Annual Field Day Schedule July 20

8-8:30 a.m.: Refreshments and Registration 8:30-8:40 a.m.: Welcome, Dr. Chengci Chen, MSU-EARC Superintendent Tour Begins 8:45-9 a.m.: Improving Spring and Winter Barley for MT. Dr. Jamie Sherman (MSU-Bozeman barley breeder) 9-9:15 a.m.: Spring...

 

Coyne To Discuss Yellow Pea Research At MSU EARC Field Day

Dr. Clarice Coyne will be speaking about increasing yellow pea seed protein yields by increasing seed protein concentration and total yield at the MSU EARC Field Day. She said, "We're conducting a...

 

Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament, Sidney, July 12

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will once again be holding its annual Agriculture Appreciation Golf tournament on Monday, July 12 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sidney Country Club. Admission...

 

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations For County Committee Members

Bozeman - June 22 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make...

 

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