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Credit Unions can lend to hemp farmers following Tester push

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Monday that federally insured credit unions may now provide financial services to legally operating hemp businesses and farmers under a new guidance...

 

USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through...

 

Two new winter wheat varieties to be released from MSU Foundation Seed Program

Reagan Colyer MSU News Service BOZEMAN - A pair of new winter wheat varieties soon to be released by Montana State University breeders are designed to help address two issues that plague wheat...

 

The NILE is looking for interns for Oct. 10-20

From The NILE BILLINGS — The Northern International Livestock Exposition is looking for college students who are willing and able to work all day and into the night, eat and sleep minimally, handle high pressure situations, work in the extreme...

 

MDA holding waste pesticide disposal events in September

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — 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 Sept. 17 in Wolf...

 

Hemp growers reminded to verify license information

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding Montana’s hemp growers that verification of license information and additional fees are required before growers can be issued their hemp...

 

Tester, Perdue release statements on EU-US beef trade agreement

Staff and wire report  Following the announcement that the European Union has agreed to allow the United States to increase beef exports to the E.U., U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., released Friday a statement on the agreement. “Montana produces...

 

New bill will help more family farmers access relief from farm debt

From Montana Farmer’s Union The U.S. Senate passed Tuesday the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, a bill that will expand family farmers’ access to relief under Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy rules by increasing the debt limit from $4.2 million to...

 

NRCS sets conservation program funding application cutoff for Aug. 30

Press release BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set an Aug. 30 application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality...

 

From FSA - Nomination deadline nearing for County Committee elections

From USDA Farm Service Agency USDA Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for County Committee members through Aug. 1. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the County...

 

From FSA - Montana Farm Service Agency is hiring in four locations

From USDA Farm Service Agency The Montana Farm Service Agency is seeking to fill four full-time, permanent program technician positions at county field office locations across the state of Montana. FSA offers benefits such as health insurance, life...

 

From FSA - Montana FSA dates and deadlines

From USDA Farm Service Agency Farmers and ranchers are reminded of the following program dates and deadlines. Contact your local FSA office for assistance. Ongoing: Producers are reminded to contact FSA right away for notice of loss deadlines and...

 

4-H Results, July 22, 2019

Market Beef Results Market Beef Senior Showman Grand Champion Loy Waid, Mountain View; Reserve Champion Sydney O’Neil, Trailblazers; Call Back Saige O’Neil, Trailblazers; Call Back Paij Peterson, Kremlin Hawks. Market Beef Junior Showman Grand Ch...

 

4-H Results, July 19, 2019

Cats Cat Senior Showmanship Grand Champion Angelina Toth; Bear Paw Beavers Cat Junior Showmanship Grand Champion Kendall Domire; Chirping Meadowlarks Cat Junior Showmanship Reserve Champion Cassandra...

 

Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture conference coming to Bozeman

Press release Bozeman — People are advised to make plans now to attend the annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman Oct. 1-3. This year’s conference theme is Salute to Agriculture and...

 

Governor announces Food and Agricultural Development Center funding

From the Office of the Governor Gov. Steve Bullock today announced that the Agriculture Development Council has awarded funding to eight organizations across Montana enabling them to serve as Food and Agriculture Development Centers. “Our Food and...

 

MT DOL assisting with wolf mitigation donations

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock is working in conjunction with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in administering the voluntary fund for wolf mitigation, which was created through the passage of House Bill 291 in the 2019...

 

Entry about to open for NILE Stock Show and Rodeo

Havre Daily News staff The Northern International Livestock Exhibition has announced entries soon will be opening for its NILE Stock Show and Rodeo in Billings Oct. 12-19. Entries for all divisions will open Monday. Information for entering each...

 

Farm families weighed down by increased stress

Farm families are under increased stress this season, challenged by weather, trade issues, the farm economy and many other factors that are out of their control. Stress impacts our bodies in many ways and can result in symptoms such as increased...

 

Montana Farm Service Agency hiring in five locations

The Farm Service Agency is seeking to fill five additional full-time, permanent  Program Technician positions at county field office locations across the state of Montana. In addition to the salary, positions with FSA offer benefits such as...

 

The NILE looking for interns for expo

From Northern International Livestock Exhibition BILLINGS — The Northern International Livestock Exposition is looking for college students who are willing and able to work all day and into the night, eat and sleep minimally, handle high pressure...

 

Montana FFA Foundation awards scholarships and grants

From Montana FFA Foundation BOZEMAN — This spring, the Montana FFA Foundation was able to award over $70,000 in scholarships and grants to FFA members and local FFA chapters throughout the state including several awards in Chinook. The foundation...

 

Christy Clark selected as new Agricultural Sciences Division administrator

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture announced Christy Clark has accepted the division administrator position for the department’s agricultural sciences division. Clark, a native of Choteau, has...

 

Association hosts organic farm and ranch tour

From Montana Organic Association MISSOULA — The summers of 2017 and 2018 have been rough growing seasons for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Extreme drought, extended heat, and wildfires brought very challenging conditions to Montana, including...

 

USDA helps farmers, businesses and ag producers cut energy costs

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced Tesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding 58 grants for projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Pu...

 

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