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Producers Reminded Of New Livestock Loss Payment Requirements

Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses due to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions. SB 133 was passed during Montana’s 2019 legislative session and requires a livestock owner to...

 

Take A Bite Out Of Palmer Amaranth….Literally

Sidney, MT - A free workshop on Palmer Amaranth, one of the most dangerous weeds facing American Agriculture, is set for Tuesday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Richland County Extension Office Conference Room in Sidney, MT. The goal of the...

 

USDA Encourages Affected Producers To Contact Agents For Delayed Harvest

Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to...

 

Harvest Season Puts Focus On Rural Broadband Gap, Solutions

Early autumn means the start of harvest season for thousands of farmers across Montana. But for many, their ability to compete in an increasingly challenging and globalized agriculture market is...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Governor Bullock Signs Order To Protect MT Sugar Beet Farmers

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock yesterday evening signed an executive order allowing increased weight limitations on transportation vehicles in order to protect sugar beet farmers in Montana. “Montana’s farmers and workers got dealt a bad...

 

Watford City Competes at FFA District Leadership In Stanley

Each year in October, Watford City FFA members along with contestants from nine other chapters compete in Stanley during the District Leadership Conference. We were represented well with 23 of our...

 

MSU's Annual Celebrate Agriculture Weekend Set For November 1 And 2

BOZEMAN – The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host the 20th annual Celebrate Agriculture weekend Nov. 1 and 2 on the MSU...

 

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Competition

Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Judging Contest Livestock Judging Novice High Teams Placing Total Team 1 1468 Golden Valley/Wibaux Novice 2 1402 Richland Novice 3 942 Custer Novice 1 4 709 Roosevelt...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Fall Harvest Fruits And Vegetables

As days start to get colder and leaves start to fall, you may find yourself wondering; what fresh fruits and veggies are in season this time of year? In the Explore Fall’s Seasonal Foods (2014) Article, written by Pamela Daniels, from Michigan...

 

Richland County 4-H Member Wins High Honors At Montana 4-H Congress

Ali Merritt, a nine year member of the Forever Buds 4-H club, was awarded the highest honor a Montana 4-H member can receive for 4-H project work; a state award. Ali applied for a state award for her...

 

MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events In September

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 17 in Wolf Point; September 18 in Sidney;...

 

Registration Now Open For The 2019 Young Ag Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting, one-of-a-kind conference is set to take place October 4-6 at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nin...

 

MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events In September

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 17 in Wolf Point; September 18 in Sidney;...

 

Richland County Fair Grand Champions

The Richland County 4-H held their annual Richland County Fair livestock sales on Aug. 2 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Maddie Schieber had the Grand Champion steer purchased by Border Steel and...

 

McKenzie County 4-Hers Participate In State Rube Goldberg Competition

Five McKenzie County 4-H preteens participated in the Second Annual North Dakota 4-H State Rube Goldberg Competition held on July 20 at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Brandon Spacher of Banks Willing Workers 4-H Club, Gracyn Darrington of Star...

 

McKenzie County 4-Hers Participate In State 4-H Events

Jaden Murphy, son of Kim and Lee Murphy of Williston, received Grand Champion honors in the Junior Division of the Electronic Presentation category at the State 4-H Communication Arts Event held on July 21 at the Ward County Administration Building i...

 

Celebrating 50 Years Of Keeping The Wagon Train Tradition Alive

A significant part of North Dakota's history begins around the time when settlers came across the prairie in wagon trains. These trains reached places that eventually became homesteads, towns, and...

 

USDA Opens Signup For Market Facilitation Program

Washington – Signups are open for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through...

 

MSU Student Receives $100,000 Fellowship For Honey Bee Research

BOZEMAN – A Montana State University doctoral student has received a $100,000 fellowship from a honey bee-focused nonprofit to advance his work studying antiviral defense mechanisms in bees. Alex...

 

Corrected Story: Becca Deming Showmanship Goals For Richland County Fair This Year

According to www.4Honline.com, over four million youth participate in 4-H projects each year, across the United States. This is the time of year for all 4-H members to put on the finishing touches,...

 

MSU To Purchase Pigs From 4-Hers For Use In Dining Halls

Bozeman, MT — Buyers for Montana State University’s Culinary Services will begin fanning out across the state this week to purchase pigs at 4-H auctions that will end up on the plates of college students. Last year, MSU purchased 42 pigs from...

 

Hemp A Possible Cash Crop For Eastern Montana

Industrial hemp farming has become increasingly popular. Farmers that are growing hemp are seeing both a demand and profit increase, while farmers who have never grown hemp before are rushing to plant...

 

Annual MSU-EARC Field Day Event Held Tuesday, July 16 In Sidney, Montana

Among the many presentations at this year's field day, Drs. Chengci Chen and Apurba Sutradhar discussed industrial hemp as a potential crop for Eastern Montana. Pictured is Dr. Chen with a sample...

 

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