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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...

 

EARC Irrigated Field Day, July 16, Sidney

The first days of summer have come and gone. Now, it is time for the field days, the Montana State University Research Center Field Days. Every year, through June and July, the MSU Eastern Agricultura...

 

MSU Researchers Examine Benefits Of Sheep Grazing In Vegetable Farming

BOZEMAN – Farmers and ranchers have long been in search of ways to limit the need for tillage and chemical herbicides on farmland, and two researchers in Montana State University's College of...

 
 By Tim Fine    Agriculture    July 10, 2019

Fine to Discuss Palmer Amaranth at Sidney Field Day

At the upcoming EARC irrigated field day I will be discussing problematic weeds and one weed in particular that may potentially be a problem for us down the road, Palmer Amaranth. In a June edition...

 

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

FARGO, N.D., July 10, 2019 – 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...

 

Local Conservation Districts' Efforts Support Agriculture And The Missouri River

Dick Iversen and Buzz Mattelin attended the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) plenary session May 21 – 23 in Sioux Falls, SD serving as representatives of Richland and Roosevelt Conservation Districts. Dick and Buzz had both...

 

Weeds, Weed Management Featured At Froid Field Day, June 27

Farmers and ranchers wage a continuous battle with weeds in their crops and pastures, battles that have grown fiercer with new weed species popping up and the development of herbicide resistance in...

 

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