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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,...

 

Irrigation Technology Important, But Mechanics Also Key To Water Management

Technology's role in agriculture is rising exponentially, but that doesn't mean there aren't other factors of equal importance, particularly in irrigation management. That's the message to be...

 

MT Dept. Of Agriculture Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for an estimated $3 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. The purpose of the SCBG program is to enhance the...

 

Fertilizer Application Under Drought Focus Of Ag Research Summit Webinar

The 4th annual MonDak Ag Research Summit has moved online due to COVID-19 and features a series of six webinars, each an hour and a half long, focusing on agricultural issues and research applicable...

 

MonDak Agricultural Research Summit Webinar Series

While the arrival of new vaccines for COVID-19 should enable a return to in-person events, the sheer mechanics of their mass distribution mean that early 2021 events are still primarily virtual. That’s certainly true for the 4th Annual MonDak Agric...

 

MonDak Agricultural Research Summit Webinar Series

While the arrival of new vaccines for COVID-19 should enable a return to in-person events, the sheer mechanics of their mass distribution mean that early 2021 events are still primarily virtual....

 

Montana Hemp Checkoff Payments Due

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding hemp growers and processors to submit their hemp checkoff payments before the end of the year. The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will decide how to allocate the checkoff funds fo...

 

Dec. 11 Deadline Approaching For USDA Program For Farmers/Ranchers Impacted By COVID-19

Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) by Dec. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers facing market...

 

Montana Pollinator Education Project – Pollinator Education For Students & Adults

Manhattan, MT - Montana Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (MAITCF) and Gallatin County Conservation District are pleased to announce the updated version of the Montana Pollinator Education Project. This project focuses on vital information rega...

 

North Dakota USDA Service Centers Open For Business By Phone Appointment Only

Fargo, ND - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is temporarily restricting in-person visits for USDA Service Centers in North Dakota because of elevated rates of coronavirus community spread, but USDA employees will continue to assist...

 

Merritt Captures Awards At NILE With Her Red Angus Bulls

Ali Merritt, Sidney High School seniorand member of the Montana JR Registered Red Angus Association, was awarded Overall Grand Champion Red Angus Bull with her March born bull calf and Overall Reserve Champion Red Angus Bull with her yearling bull...

 

McNally Earns Honors At NILE & American Royal Livestock Shows

This year, Cooper McNally, from Sidney earned high honors at Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and American Royal Livestock Show.   At the virtual NILE, he showed two crossbred barrows: a calico and blue-butt barrow. These animals...

 

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