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Montana FSA: Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers Of Fall Application Deadline For Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Bozeman, MT, Sept. 15 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP covers losses from...

 

Importance Of Testing Your Livestock Feed

While winter may seem like a long way off, now is the time to start testing your feed as you inventor the amount you have to get you through the winter months. Winter feed costs, on average, account for 65-70% of production costs for a cow-calf...

 

Prussic Acid Poisoning

Sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are a great warm season forage option. However, these plants contain cyanogenic glycosides that can be converted to hydrocyanic acid (HCN), also known as prussic acid, when the plants are injured...

 

Montana State Accepting Applications For Program Focused On Agritourism And Sustainable Agriculture

Bozeman - The College of Agriculture at Montana State University is accepting applications for a new leadership program focused on sustainable agriculture and agritourism. The Montana Agritourism...

 

Head Plans To Collect More Awards At Next Year's Fair

Fourteen-year-old William Head had a successful first year at the Richland County Fair. He is a member of the North Road Renegades 4-H Club and shows steer, market lambs, and breeding sheep. He had th...

 

Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Features National Speaker

The Richland County Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Sept. 15 at the Elks Lodge, Sidney. The county Farm Bureau will elect officers and directors, select voting delegates for the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in November, and discuss new...

 

Body Condition Scoring

As breeding season wraps up and weaning time approaches, it is a good time to think about body condition scoring your bulls and cows. A body condition score (BCS) is based on a scale of 1 to 9 with a BCS 1 being extremely thin and a BCS 9 being...

 

Agriculture Kicking Off 25th Leadership Class

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is excited to be kicking of the 25th class of the Sidney Area Leadership Program this September. The Leadership Task force is utilizing feedback from over 250 graduates from industries in the community....

 

Managing Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease By Eliminating The Green Bridge

If you are preparing to plant winter wheat soon, it is important to consider green bridge control to prevent wheat streak mosaic (WSM). Wheat streak mosaic is a viral disease that impacts small grains, including spring wheat and winter wheat, as...

 

Grasshopper Problem Persists For Producers

Farmers across the region have experienced significant losses due to the sky-rocketing grasshopper population. "The population levels this summer have met the USDA-APHIS projection and, in some...

 

MSU To Host Webinar Series On Strategies For Non-Lethal Predator Management

Bozeman - Montana State University will partner with area organizations to host a free webinar series focused on techniques to mitigate predator-livestock conflicts. The series, Pathways for Practice Implementation: Non-lethal Predator Management thr...

 

Consider Planting Winter Wheat This Year

"There is increased interest in planting winter wheat this year and for good reason," says Clair Keene, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension agronomist. "With many prevent plant acres in...

 

Know Limits When Working Outdoors In The Summer

When there is work to be done there is work to be done. The tasks that farmers and ranchers are faced with are pressing, time-sensitive, and rarely can be done from inside a climate-controlled room. Add in unpredictable weather and already challengin...

 

MSU Extension Shares Considerations For Fertilizing Winter Wheat

Bozeman - As winter wheat harvest in Montana comes to a close, producers may be thinking about fertilizer decisions for upcoming winter wheat seeding. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and chloride should all be considered in fertility programs...

 

USDA To Invest $15 Million In Innovative Projects For Climate-Smart Agriculture, Community Agriculture & Addressing Invasive Species

Bozeman, MT, Aug. 10 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will invest $15 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic program. Through CIG, grantees work to address our nation’s water quality,...

 

Richland Co. Fair Grand Champions

The Richland Co. 4H program awarded their fair grand champions on Aug. 3 during the Richland Co. Fair, Sidney. Kraken Oil purchased both grand champion hog & steer. William Head also sold his grand...

 

USDA Searching For Innovations In Climate-Smart Agriculture & Soil Health

Bozeman, MT – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will invest $25 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials program. Through CIG, partners work to address our...

 

More Producers to Soon Receive Applications for over $105 Million in Additional Emergency Relief

Washington, July 27 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline will b...

 

Annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tourney Scheduled July 11

The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be hosting their Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament to celebrate the farming and ranching culture. The golf tournament will be held Monday, July 11 at the Sidney Country Club with breakfast and...

 

Richland County Farmers Market Begins July 9

The Richland County Farmers Market will once again be in Sidney this summer. The market will be held on Saturdays starting July 9 - Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Richland County Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St NW and 2nd Ave...

 

MSU-EARC Field Day Scheduled For July 12

The MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center, located one mile north of Sidney, will be hosting its 2022 Field Day Tuesday, July 12. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the tour starting at 9...

 

Fusarium Head Blight Research Continues At EARC

Dr. Frankie Crutcher, MSU-EARC's plant pathologist will discuss fusarium head blight (FHB) resistant variety development and fungicide treatments for disease management at the EARC Field Day, July 12...

 

Speakers To Discuss MSU Wheat Breeding Program

Montana State University (MSU) breeders continue to develop and research several wheat varieties. Three speakers including Dr. Suchismita Mondal, Dr. Jason Cook, and Dr. Venugopal Mendu will be presenting information on their wheat breeding and genet...

 

Sustainable Oils Breeder To Talk At EARC Field Day

Tavin Schneider, Sustainable Oils LLC assistant breeder, will talk about the potential of camelina in Montana and contracts the Sustainable Oils Company offers to growers at the EARC Field Day Tour, starting at 9:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, July 12. Forme...

 

Weed Scientist Dr. Shergill To Speak At EARC Field Day

Dr. Lovreet Shergill, MSU Southern Agricultural Research Center weed scientist, will present a talk about herbicide resistant weeds and cultural and chemical methods to control the herbicide resistant at 10:45 a.m. Shergill’s research interests lie...

 

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