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Chronic Wasting Disease Case Reported In Deer Gun Hunting Unit 4B

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has unfortunately become increasingly more prevalent in North Dakota. The first case of CWD in North Dakota was reported in 2009 when a mule deer buck located in southwestern North Dakota tested positive for the disease....

 

Hunters, Use Caution On Roadways

With wet conditions abating enough to allow many North Dakota producers to start or continue row crop harvest, the State Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to avoid parking along roadways or field approaches where vehicles could block travel...

 

CWD Surveillance Continues

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2019 hunting season by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease from units in more than half of the state. Samples from hunter-harvested...

 

Beet Harvest Progressing

As of Friday, October 18, Sidney Sugars agricultural manager Duane Peters estimated beet harvest at a third complete with some growers at 10% and others at 50%. The biggest factor in the disparity is...

 

16th Annual Harvest Festival October 23 To November 2

Agriculture is the backbone of the MonDak region and it's time to celebrate this year's harvest with The Roundup's 16th annual Harvest Festival October 23 through November 2. Make It With Sugar Whip...

 

Staffansons Continue To Share Their Love For Agriculture From Generation To Generation

Scott Staffanson began farming in 1984 when he and his dad rented a farm. Thirty-five years later, he still carries on the farming tradition. This time he farms where his grandfather, Jesse...

 

Sugar Beet Decorating Winners

The Roundup held its 16th annual beet decorating contest last week and, as usual, the kids did an amazing job of turning a sugar beet into something fun. Special thanks go to Tim Neu and his staff at...

 

Farm Bureau Convention Workshops Tackle Challenges And Current Issues

Montana Farm Bureau members attending the organization’s 100th Annual Convention November 11-14 in Billings will have the opportunity to attend a variety of informative workshops. Those workshops will cover current topics of interest to farmers...

 

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA to Create Advisory Committee

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee.  MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower input regarding the...

 

Beet Harvest, Contracts and Exchange Visitors

After being delayed a couple of weeks due to excess moisture, sugar beet harvest started in the afternoon of Monday, October 7 at the Scott Buxbaum farm north of Fairview. As both a grower and...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment For Agriculture Risk Coverage And Price Loss Coverage Programs

Washington – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who...

 

Excessive Rain Puts A Damper On This Year's Grain Harvest

This year's harvest has been difficult for farmers all across the MonDak area. This is due to continuous rainfall plaguing farmers' attempts at combining. This type of weather puts a big damper on...

 

RVers Help Sidney Sugars Through Harvest

Everybody has a job in mind when they think of what they would love to be doing. For Dave and April Hunt, the beet harvest is one job they love. After their kids were grown, the couple downsized, got...

 

New Survey Suggests Improvements In Montanans' Understanding Of Noxious Weeds

Bozeman – Farmers and ranchers in Montana are often intimately aware of the dangers posed by noxious weeds, but the general public's knowledge of invasive species has also increased due to...

 

Agricultural Community Well Being

This article is going to take a bit of a more serious tone than I usually write about but there is something that I’ve been thinking about focusing on for some time and this year it seems as though the time is right. It is a fairly well known fact...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Hosting Farm Bill Meetings In 23 Montana Communities

BOZEMAN, Montana – October 17, 2019 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with Montana State University (MSU) today announced the schedule of 23 informational Farm Bill meetings across Montana in October and early November 2019. USDA and...

 

George Stuckers Started Hunting When He Was A Kid

It's that time of the year again and hunters couldn't be happier. In a lot of cases, hunting is something they have done their whole lives. Hunter George Stuckers Jr. has been at it since he was a...

 

Free Hunter Workshop In Glasgow

With the detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state of Montana in 2017, the way hunters approach the hunting and processing of the big game animals of the deer family is changing;...

 

Rittals Happy With Their Home Improvements

When retired couple Jim and Mae Rittal decided to make some home improvements, they called Brenda Larson with Creative Solutions. The Rittals wanted more lighting, more counter space and more storage...

 

Flu Myths…Busted!

There are so many myths about the flu and the flu shot all over the internet, so in preparation for the Mass Flu Shot Clinic at the Richland County Health Department on October 3, we’ve busted a few myths wide open. During the 2018-2019 influenza...

 

Fall Perennial Care

The fall season is an exciting time of year for many. We look forward to a change of weather. The forecast is showing overnight temps beginning to dip into the upper 30s at night. This is causing many plants to begin to exhibit their fall color....

 

10 To-Dos For Home And Yard Winterization

(BPT) - Scarves. Pumpkin spice lattes. Leaves crunching underfoot. Sweater season is moving in fast, which means it's time to start transitioning to fall maintenance to make sure your home and yard ar...

 

Wild West Fall Fest Set For October 5, Culbertson

While you might not run into any outlaws, train robbers or cattle rustlers at this year’s 5th annual Wild West Fall Fest fundraiser, you can bet you’ll be in the company of some of the community’s most charitable and giving community folks....

 

FWP Seeks Public Comment On Two Items

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is taking public comment on the proposed 2020 Elk Management in Areas with Brucellosis Annual Work Plan and the biennial season setting process for the 2020-2021...

 

Bowhunters In Williston Area Asked To Help With CWD Surveillance

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking bowhunters who harvest a deer in gun hunting units 3A1 and 3B1 to help the department’s chronic wasting disease surveillance efforts by submitting the head of their animal for testing. Heads may...

 

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