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MFU Traveling Workshop Stopped In Sidney

The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) held a meeting on Thursday, June 10, at The Rod Iron Grill to discuss topics such as The American Rescue Plan, a new Meat Cooperative, food resiliency and much more....

 

"Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" Pasture To Plate Ranch Tour Held June 5

This past weekend was all about beef, cattle, ranchers, education and fun. The "Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" took place June 4-5 and was sponsored by the MonDak Stockgrowers Association. A team roping...

 

4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest Held

The 2021 McKenzie County 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest was held on June 1 at NDSU Extension Office/McKenzie County, Watford City. Jaden Murphy, Williston, received a Grand Champion ribbon in...

 

Chickens In Sidney: Community Members To Propose Raising Chickens In City Limits

On Monday, June 7, the City of Sidney Council members will have the opportunity to give Sidney residents back some of their freedoms. In the first city council meeting of the summer, Jaymi Mozeak will...

 

McKenzie County 4-H'ers Participate In District Contest

Three McKenzie County 4-H’ers participated in the 2021 Mouticounty Program Unit 1 4-H Communication Arts Event held on Tuesday, May 26 at Williston Research Extension Center. The goal of this event...

 

Richland County Farm Service Agency Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications For Fire Damage

Sidney - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Tammy Lyseng today announced that Richland County is accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from Fire....

 

McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

The 2021McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts Events were held on May 18 at the NDSU Extension/McKenzie County Office, Watford City. The 4-H Project Expo event provides youth...

 

Richland County 4-H Communication Event Held April 6

The annual Speech and Demonstration Day event was held April 6, at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT. Speech and Demonstration Day is a local 4-H event, where 4-H members get to practice public speaki...

 

Disaster Assistance For 2021 Livestock Forage Losses In 14 Montana Counties

Livestock producers in 14 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation if you suffer...

 

Pollinator Habitat Project

The Youth Pollinator Event for Alexander Public School 3rd and 4th graders was held at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Alexander, on May 12. Students attending the event helped plant crops; learn about...

 

MT State Agriculture Announces 2021 Field Days

Bozeman - The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station have announced the dates for their annual agricultural field days, which will return as in-person events after being hosted virtually in...

 

MSU Extension To Host "Communicating For The Farm" Webinar Series

Bozeman — Montana State University Extension in Pondera County and Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County will offer a webinar series this month to help improve agricultural storytelling and communication skills. Adriane Good, MSU Extension agent in...

 

Montana FU Appreciates Lawmakers Ler & Bogner For Action On Meat Inspection Bill

Great Falls - Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, that will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom...

 

Montana Drought-Monitoring Group Meeting May 5

The Montana drought-monitoring group will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. to seek local input on moisture conditions. These meetings are open to everyone interested, field staff, weather experts/observers, ranchers, farmers, property owners,...

 

MSU Extension Drought Ed. Series To Begin April 26

Bozeman — Montana State University Extension will host a new series of meetings across the state geared toward comprehensive education on drought and its implications for Montana agriculture. The meetings are free and open to the public, no...

 

Virtual Farm Fair Features Montana's Farms and Ranches

Last year's Montana Farm Bureau Virtual Farm Fair was so well received that the state's largest agricultural organization is again holding their Virtual Farm Fair April 26-30. The Virtual Farm Fair...

 

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Canal Notice

Dependent on weather, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project will start filling and flushing the Main Canal on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 a.m. Please ensure that all children, livestock, and fences are out of...

 

Ballots Needed By April 16 To Help Pass Montana Oilseed Crop Checkoff 

The Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee is proposing a 0.5% checkoff for canola, camelina, flaxseed, mustard, safflower, soybeans, and sunflower crops. This checkoff means that growers can voluntarily have 0.5% taken off their sale price when they sel...

 

Governor Gianforte Lifts Regulations For Fertilizer Delivery To Support Montana's Ag Industry

Helena - Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order that temporarily suspends hours of service regulations for certain carriers to facilitate and expedite the delivery of fertilizer to Montana’s farmers. Agriculture producers regularly face...

 

After Identifying Gaps In Previous Aid, USDA Announces 'Pandemic Assistance For Producers' To Distribute Resources More Equitably

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative...

 

Future Farm Policy, Economics Focus Of March 25 Ag Research Summit Webinar

What can producers expect as the economy recovers from COVID-19 and discussion begins on innovative agricultural policies leading up to a new farm bill? What about existing risk management tools?...

 

Spending Stimulus Money In Montana, Studying Its Impact On Agriculture

Conversations at the Capitol have taken a turn this week to focus on strategy for spending federal funding brought to Montana from The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act is the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion...

 

USDA Seeks Innovative Partner-led Projects Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

Bozeman - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) that take innovative and...

 

Rain and Snow Observers Needed to Better Assess N.D. Drought

A statewide citizen science network is looking for volunteers for rain and snow reporting in North Dakota. These observers will measure rainfall, snowfall and snow depth as part of the Community...

 

Celebrate Agriculture During National Ag Week

National Ag Week, a time to celebrate agriculture, is March 21-27 with National Ag Day March 23. Agriculture remains the number-one industry for Montana, outpacing mining, tourism and forestry products along with oil and gas. Montana agriculture is...

 

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