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Irrigation Workshop Set For Dec. 9

The weather this year has presented many challenges. A drought that started in 2020, a frost in late May and hot, dry weather during the summer had a huge effect on crop production. "Having the...

 

Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet & Malt Barley Symposium To Be Held Jan. 12-13, Billings

Bozeman — Registration is now open for the 2022 Montana and Wyoming Sugar Beet and Malt Barley Symposium, which will be held Jan. 12-13 at Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings. The event is hosted by the Mountain States Crop Education...

 

Making Grazing Management Decisions After Severe Drought

Dr. Jeff Mosley, MSU Extension, talked to a packed room in Grazing Management; Decisions After Severe Drought workshop at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Billings, last week. In his presentation, Mosely explained that drought is an...

 

Sidney's Butler Ag Equipment Establishes Relationships With Area Customers

Sidney's new Butler Ag Equipment shop has been up and running as of Nov. 1. The facility is located at the former B&B Rentals location, 34940 MT-23, near the intersection of MT-16 and MT-23. It is...

 

Making Grazing Management Decisions After Severe Drought

Dr. Jeff Mosley, MSU Extension, talked to a packed room in Grazing Management; Decisions After Sever Drought workshop at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Billings, last week. In his presentation, Mosely explained that drought is an inev...

 

MFU Backs Tester's Bill To Halt Brazilian Beef Imports

Great Falls, MT - In response to two reported cases of mad cow disease (BSE) in animals and now two potential cases in humans, Montana Farmers Union (MFU) is calling for an immediate suspension of Brazilian beef imports. In September, Brazil...

 

Fairness For Farmers Campaign Takes Shape, Fighting Against Consolidation

As of September, National Farmers Union launched a nationwide campaign designed to fight consolidation in agriculture. This campaign aims to encourage the Biden administration and Congressional leaders to act against consolidation, while educating...

 

Richland Federal Credit Union Welcomes New Agricultural Loan Officer

Sidney, MT - Richland Federal Credit Union (Richland FCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Fine as an Agricultural Loan Officer, effective Nov. 1, 2021. Tim will be joining the credit union's...

 

Disaster Assistance For 2021 Livestock Forage Losses In 56 MT Counties

56 MT Counties Triggered; U.S. Drought Monitor Updated Weekly Livestock producers in 56 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual...

 

Public Meeting: Montana Pulse Crop Committee, Nov. 9, Great Falls

Helena, MT - The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet in Great Falls at Best Western Heritage Inn beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. To receive information to join the committee’s meeting on Nov. 9, please contact Dani Jones at...

 

Convention Keynote Speakers Tackle Tough Topics

Farmers and ranchers face tough times, but during the 102nd Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention Nov. 8-11 in Billings, keynote speakers will provide uplifting insights and valuable information to make the road easier. Members of the states...

 

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Team Winners

The Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Competition was held at Dynneson Feedlot on Oct. 3. Sponsors for the event include Joe and Mariann Steinbeisser and Paramount....

 

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Individual Winners

The Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Competition was held at Dynneson Feedlot on Oct. 3. Sponsors for the event include Joe and Mariann Steinbeisser and Paramount....

 

McKenzie County Breaks Ground On Its New Ag Expo

On Wednesday, Sept. 29 McKenzie County community members gathered at the new fairgrounds construction site to celebrate the new Ag Expo.  The event featured remarks from building committee members...

 

Environmental Impact Statement Completed For Fort Peck Dam

Fort Peck, MT - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has publicly made available the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for test releases from Fort Peck Dam, MT. The purpose of the EIS is to assess the capacity of test flows from...

 

Drought Hinders Harvest For Area Farmers

This year in McKenzie County harvest was “a little tough” for producers. One of the driest years to date in 127 years with soil moisture low and poor crop conditions.  “Several crops were turned into forage for livestock because there was not...

 

Harvest Rainbow

A rainbow over the entire Sidney Sugar's factory on the 1st day of pre-harvest, Monday, Sept. 20. (Photo by Brian Harper, Foreman at Sidney crystal sugar's yard.) Sidney Sugars Inc. reported a fire...

 

MSU To Offer Pest Management Tour Across Eastern Montana In October

Bozeman —The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program, with assistance from the Montana Department of Agriculture, is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators at 10 locations across eastern Montana from Oct. 4-8....

 

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears In MT, ND, SD & WY

Billings - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers of fall-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year before the Sept. 30 sales closing date. Current...

 

MSU To Offer Pest Management Tour Across Eastern Montana In October

Bozeman —The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program, with assistance from the Montana Department of Agriculture, is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators at 10 locations across eastern Montana from Oct. 4-8....

 

Denowh & Vitt Elected As Delegates For American Angus Convention

Two area ranchers and American Angus Association members, Chad Denowh and Dale Vitt have been selected as delegates for the 138th American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 8 at Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX. Denowh,...

 

NDSU Agricultural Affairs Seeks Strategic Input

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Agricultural Affairs is seeking the public's input on a new strategic plan. The plan will provide vision and direction for the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Sy...

 

USDA Expands Assistance To Cover Feed Transportation Costs For Drought-Impacted Ranchers

Washington - In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the...

 

Scientists Evaluate & Refine Simple Economic Method To Measure Soil Health In Dryland Farming

Sidney - USDA, Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Soil Health Institute in NC, evaluated the measurement of carbon dioxide flush—a rapid, reliable, and inexpensive...

 

Reinke Recognizes Mon-Kota, Inc. Technician With PLUS Program Longevity Award

Deshler, NE - Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, has recognized Mon-Kota, Inc.'s Lyle Roberts, Fairview, with a 15-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Roberts...

 

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