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USDA seeks National Organic Standards Board nominees

From USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board. The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed...

 

Farm Rescue accepting spring crop-planting aid applications

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Plains farm aid nonprofit Farm Rescue is accepting applications for spring crop-planting assistance. Farm Rescue provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster....

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 7, 2019

MSU-Northern Rodeo teams host events in Havre

Montana State University-Northern Rodeo teams will be hosting a variety of events in Havre - including a new PRCA-sanctioned rodeo - leading up to the teams' participation in the annual spring rodeo...

 

Ag Safety Awareness Week: Working around livestock

From Montana Farm Bureau Federation Montana Farm Bureau Federation is making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program with March 3-9 designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. Each day of the week has a theme, with T...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Press release The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center is seeking nominations for the 2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable...

 

Tester's works to find solution for livestock haulers

From the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester WASHINGTON — After securing a provision in last month’s government funding deal to temporarily stop the U.S. Department of Transportation from enforcing electronic logging device and hours of service rules...

 

Tester secures logging device prohibition for livestock hauler

Press release Legislation to fund the government that Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and a small bipartisan group of lawmakers secured last week includes resources and policy wins for critical Montana agriculture programs, including a prohibition on the D...

 

CHS Inc. receives ResponsibleAg certification

Press release CHS Inc. said in a press release is is honored by receiving certification from ResponsibleAg. The ResponsibleAg Certification Program is the only program in the nation that provides a voluntary comprehensive assessment of agricultural...

 

MDA seeks applicants for Montana Hemp Advisory Committee

Press release HELENA — After two public meetings where Montana hemp growers unanimously supported the formation of a Montana Hemp Advisory Committee, the Montana Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from growers interested in serving...

 

MSU Extension offering herbicide resistance workshops

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension offices in the Golden Triangle will host free herbicide-resistance workshops Feb. 19 in Conrad and Fort Benton. The workshops will cover subjects including herbicide-resistant weeds,...

 

Young farmers and ranchers talk politics, learn about the Legislature

Press release Learning about agency work, meeting with legislators and watching a Senate Floor Session was all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Calling on the Capitol Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 in Helena. The YF&R Calling on the...

 

Cattle producers reminded of new brucellosis vaccination rules

HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock has reminded producers that all sexually intact female cattle and domestic bison 12 months of age and older in Beaverhead, Big Horn, Broadwater, Carbon, Gallatin, Jefferson, Madison, Park, Stillwater, an...

 

FSA announces program deadline extensions

Press release USDA’s Farm Service Agency extended deadlines on many of its programs because of the government shutdown and the emergency nature of many of the programs. Below are updated deadlines: Market Facilitation Program • Deadline to apply...

 

MSU Pesticide Education Program to offer regional pesticide trainings across Montana

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program will be coordinating five regional pesticide training events across Montana in April. These seven-hour trainings are designed for individuals who want to...

 

Producers start the new year on the Hi-Line with MSU programs

Press release Hi-Line-area farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners started the new year off right with two educational events held at Montana State University's Northern Agricultura Research Center...

 

Ag producers invited to nominate schools for thousands in STEM grants

Press release ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Having awarded more than $51 million to worthy organizations and causes since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, are back for another year to...

 

Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

Press release HELENA — The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry....

 

Montana Pork Producers Council annual meeting Jan. 17

Press release Montana Pork Producers Council has invited Montana pork producers to attend the annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Mansfield Civic Center in Great Falls. By design, the event coincides with the MAGIE Ag Expo for attendee...

 

Online sessions to help women in ag cope with stress

Press release COLCHESTER, Vermont — A new interactive series of online sessions to help women in agriculture cope with stress called “Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture” continues on Jan. 11 and 25. The series of 90-minute...

 

USDA delays deadline for farmer aid to offset tariff losses

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers already reeling from low prices and uncertainty amid the nation's trade dispute with China are welcoming a decision to extend a deadline for federal aid because of the partial...

 

Winter beef symposiums set in Havre

Press release Winter Beef Symposium will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. each day at the Northern Agricultural Research Center of Montana State University southwest of Havre. Producers can attend one or...

 

Registration open for Montana's Next Generation Conference

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Registration is now open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, in Shelby. The conference will focus on business planning for the farm or ranch and...

 

MSU Extension to offer cropping seminars Jan. 7-11 in Golden Triangle

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series Jan. 7 through 11 in Fort Benton, Stanford, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau and Great Falls. Topics will include...

 

Montana Country of Origin Labeling discussed at MCA meeting

Press release The Montana Cattlemen’s Association hosted a discussion on Montana Country of Origin Labeling at its annual meeting Dec. 8 in Lewistown Montana. MCA Vice President Wally Congdon moderated the panel and said MCA shall be advocating...

 

Registration deadline on ag finance summit approaching

Press release Montana farmers and ranchers have been invited to gather with financial service providers to discuss barriers to loan access and develop new tools to help connect agricultural business owners with financing for land and business...

 

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