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Agriculture is Everywhere Promotion Now Underway

Thanks to the generosity of Tri-County Implement, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is excited to announce the “Agriculture is Everywhere Promotion” is now underway. The...

 

Agriculture Is Everywhere Promotion

Thanks to the generosity of Tri County Implement, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is excited to announce the "Agriculture is Everywhere Promotion." The promotion starts the week...

 

Changes to Froid Research Farm Webinar Schedule

While COVID-19 has prompted the cancellation of the annual onsite Froid Research Farm Field Day typically held in late June, two live webinars are planned to provide interested participants with important information on range and cropland weeds in...

 

USDA's Farm Aid Package Leaves Malt Barley Growers Behind

"The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program or CFAP gives producers of certain commodities or livestock assistance for losses caused by the coronavirus. The USDA claims that CFAP includes coverage for...

 

Webinar: COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Montana Farmers & Ranchers

There will be a webinar Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 pm MDT. This webinar will discuss financial assistance available to Montana farmers and ranchers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs discussed will include: • USDA Farm Service Agency:...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Continues Virtually Due To COVID-19, Virtual Sale June 19

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, staying active as an organization is difficult, but the McKenzie County Extension Office has implemented ways to keep the 4-H fair time experience alive. By implementing a virtual 4-H market animal sale and...

 

2020 Froid Farm Tour To Be Moved Online, Sidney Tour Cancelled

As is true for so many similar events, the annual Froid Research Farm Field Day typically scheduled for late June has been converted from an on-the-ground event to a new virtual tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists and staff with...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Reminds Montana Producers To Complete Crop Acreage Reports

Bozeman, MT - May 11 - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Montana are currently open to phone and virtual appointments only; but can still work with producers on timely filing crop acreage reports. FSA staff can provide assistance over the...

 

Fairview FFA Member Elected As Montana State FFA Parliamentarian

Allyson Young, a recent graduate of Fairview High School, has been selected to serve as the 2020-2021 Montana State FFA Parliamentarian.  Young joined FFA as a high school freshman and has been a...

 

MSU Extension Webinar Series About Fruit Production In Eastern Montana Begins June 4

Bozeman — Montana State University Extension in Yellowstone County will host a free webinar series, “Ripening Eastern Montana: The ABCs of Fruit Production,” at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in June. The live series is designed for those...

 

2020 Dryland Field Days

The date for the annual dryland field days at the Froid Research Farm is tentatively set for Thursday, June 25. More details will be made available here as plans are finalized. The Sidney dryland field day, typically held jointly with Montana...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Announces Details Of Direct Assistance To Farmers And Ranchers Through The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Washington, DC, May 19 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers imp...

 

Garden Seeds Available To Plant Vegetables For Local Food Pantry North Dakota

NDSU Extension/McKenzie County is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Fargo Public Library to support food pantries with nutritious, fresh...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Offers Farm Loans For Farmers And Ranchers Facing Covid-19 Related Challenges

Bozeman, MT - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from their traditional...

 

Montanans Encouraged To 'Get Out And Grow'

Helena, MT – Over the next month, the Montana Department of Agriculture is challenging folks across the state to get out and get growing! In conjunction with the Montana Agricultural Business Association, East Helena High School FFA and Montana...

 

SBA To Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available To U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza has announced that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal reopened...

 

With Beef Backlogged, The Market In Flux, Montana Cattle Ranchers Face Tough Choices

The beef supply chain in the United States typically starts on a ranch like Marty Malone’s, in Paradise Valley, with the birth of calves. After a summer of grazing, a cow reaches about 500 - 700 pounds. Then the cow is sold to a feedlot in the...

 
 By Stacy Wirtz    Agriculture    May 6, 2020

MPAC Encouraged By Resources Provided In Defense Production Act For Meat, Poultry

Montana Pork Producers Council (MPPC) recognizes the importance of evoking the Defense Production Act for Meat and Poultry. Providing federal guidance to packing plants to ensure they can remain open, the Executive Order signed by President Trump on...

 

2020 Hemp Planting License Deadline Extended To June 1

Application forms available online, https://agr.mt.gov/Industrial-Hemp. Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for hemp planting applications for the 2020-growing season to Monday, June 1. In addition to new...

 

Montana Hemp Growers Establish Checkoff; Applications Sought for Committee

Helena, MT – Montana hemp growers have voted to establish a 1% checkoff for hemp, making Montana the first state in the nation to establish a hemp checkoff. Checkoff funds are used to fund activities related to research, market development and...

 

Ag Producers Financially Injured By Pandemic Urged To Apply For Programs Immediately

Congress recently appropriated $310 billon of additional funding to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and an additional $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. RJ Karney, American Farm...

 

Farmer Style

The Peterson Farm Brothers entertained Central Elementary students in Sidney March 13. Popular social media stars and farmers Greg & Kendal Peterson performed some of there parodies of pop chart...

 

Ler Family Continues More Than A Century Of Farming In Richland County

Even Ler homesteaded in what is now rural Savage in 1910 marking the beginning of more than a century of family farming, carried on now by grandsons, Matt and David Ler. Born and raised in Norway, Eve...

 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources & Solutions For Farmers & Ranchers Under Stress

Bozeman, MT — A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under stress. “We know from various research...

 

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