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Stockgrowers meeting Thursday in Big Sandy

Press release The North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association has invited people to its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Mint Bar in Big Sandy. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host supper available. At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Kurt...

 

Livestock per capita fee payments due May 31

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue mailed 2018 livestock per capita fee bills to livestock owners. Payment is due by May 31. Livestock owners can pay online at ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov or by mail with a check. March 1 was...

 

Emergency assistance available for livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish

Press release The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program, or ELAP, provides emergency assistance to eligible livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or...

 

MSU to host statewide agricultural research center field days in June and July

Jenny Lavey MSU News Service BOZEMAN – The public is invited to attend free annual field days across Montana to tour and learn about the people, places and projects involved with agricultural research at Montana State University’s College of...

 

MFU to Hold Workshop on Industrial Hemp in Bozeman

Press release Montana Farmers Union is offering a workshop on industrial hemp April 12 in Bozeman. The growth of iHemp is gaining traction as part of a pilot program offered through the Montana Department of Agriculture. MFU has led several...

 

MSU releases green pea variety 12 years in the making

By Jenny Lavey MSU News Service BOZEMAN - More than a decade ago when Montana's pulse crop industry was a sliver in northeastern Montana and there wasn't much money to fund alternative crop trials, a...

 

Livestock producers invited to attend FSA meeting in Rocky Boy

Press release USDA Farm Service Agency is hosting a producer meeting Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the new Stone Child College on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The meeting is open to the public. FSA will present information on the Livestock Ind...

 

NILE seeks interns for stock show and rodeo

Havre Daily News staff The Northern International Livestock Exposition — NILE — says it 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,...

 

Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum set for Billings

MSU News Service The annual Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum is set for April 17-18 at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman. It is co-hosted by the College of Agriculture’s Department of Animal and Range Sciences of Montana State University...

 

Farm Bureau members meet with leaders, agencies in D.C.

Press release Five Montana Farm Bureau members traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March not only to attend the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings but to meet Montana’s congressional delegation and visit two agencies that...

 

2018 Montana FFA State Convention set for Billings

Press release BOZEMAN — Opportunities to be a trade show vendor, volunteer, advertise and sponsor are available at the 88th Annual Montana FFA State Convention in Billings April 4-7, hosted by Rimrock Auto Group. Over 2,000 high school and middle s...

 

Montana varieties impress at Wheat Quality Council

Press release GREAT FALLS — The Wheat Quality Council held its 68th annual meeting, forum and technical review sessions Feb. 21-22, in Kansas City, Missouri, with over 125 university and industry participants in attendance, and some new Montana...

 

Grain growers, grains foundation offer scholarships

Press release GREAT FALLS — The Montana Grain Growers Association and the Montana Grains Foundation will each offer scholarships to be used for the 2018-2019 school year. MGGA will award two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing an agricultural...

 

Colt Challenge and Sale set for April 6-7 at UM Western

Press release DILLON - The University of Montana Western's Equine Studies Department has scheduled its Second Annual Colt Challenge and Sale for April 6-7. The event will be held at La Cense...

 

Young farmers and ranchers hone skills at national leadership conference

Press release Montana Farm Bureau took a delegation of 38 participants to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference Feb. 16-19 in Reno, Nevada. The theme,...

 

Conservation grant offers security for ranchers and prairie birds

Press release The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on an innovative and voluntary program that contributes toward the conservation of greater sage grouse and four declining grassland songbird species on...

 

Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee meets Monday

Press release HELENA — The Montana Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee will meet at 9: a.m. Monday in Billings at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane. The agenda for the meeting is: Welcome — John Mehling, Chair Public...

 

MDA accepting petitions for new noxious weed listings

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture is now accepting petitions for new plants to be added to the Montana Noxious Weed List. Interested parties who feel that a plant should be listed as a noxious weed in Montana can fill...

 

Assistance available to ag producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

Press release BOZEMAN — Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners b...

 

Market development proposals sought by Montana Pulse Crop Committee

Press release HELENA — The Montana Pulse Crop Committee is seeking proposals to fund market development projects and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry. All funding awards will be determined by the...

 

Children invited to enter 'The Art of Farming' calendar contest

Press Release In recognition of National Agriculture Week and National Agriculture Day March 20, Montana Women Involved in Farm Economics — WIFE — invites Montana’s school children to express their ideas on farm life by participating in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    January 17, 2018

North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association meeting

North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club will cover not only organization business but also business advice from guest speaker Kirk Donsbach. Donsbach, a broker with Daniels Trading who also runs his f...

 

Producers can nominate schools for STEM education grants

Press release ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, STEM, will go unfilled. To help K-12 educators enhance their STEM curriculum and excite their students about these fields,...

 

Agriculture sees many changes in 2017

2017 brought a wave of change for farming. It was a better year than farmers and ranchers have seen in a while. WOTUS EPA’s much-maligned and litigated Waters of the United States rule appeared to have met its match in 2017. Already blocked by...

 

Cowboy Hall of Fame induction set for Feb. 3

Press release The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center has extended an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony and Western Heritage Gathering, Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls....

 

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