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FSA News - Upcoming FSA crop certification deadline

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. July 16 Acreage...

 

FSA News - ARC-PLC: Aug. 1 enrollment deadline

Montana farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period, which began on Nov. 1, will end Aug. 1. Since shares and ownership of a...

 

Livestock department taking comment on rule changes

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock will be holding public meetings seeking comment on a number of proposed rule changes. Go to http://liv.mt.gov/Home/ARM-Notices for a complete list of the proposed rule changes. Public...

 

FSA lists July 16 reporting deadline and key program dates

Press release USDA Farm Service Agency has reminded Montana farmers and ranchers of the current signups and upcoming program dates and deadlines. For assistance, people should contact their local FSA office. • Now through Aug. 1: 2018...

 

All Breeds Ranch Horse Challenge set for July

An All Breeds Ranch Horse Challenge competition is scheduled in Billings July 7-8 at the MetraPark Super Barn. Organized and managed by the Eastern Montana Appaloosa Horse Club, the event is believed to be the first of its kind. Approved by the...

 

Hofmann: Farmer dialogue key to trade negotiation success

Press release Although the news on trade negotiations might sound grim, Angela Hofmann, deputy director of Farmers for Free Trade, told Montana Farm Bureau members at their summer conference, held June 12-14 in Fairmont Hot Springs, that...

 

MSU Western Agricultural Research Center to host July 11 organic management workshop, tours

MSU News Service While the Northern Agricultural Research Center at Fort Assinniboine southwest of Havre is holding its annual field day Thursday, the Montana State University Western Agricultural Research Center in Corvallis is inviting people to a...

 

MSU College of Agriculture seeks nominations for state's outstanding agricultural leader

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for its outstanding agricultural leader award to honor during its 2018 Celebrate Agriculture event, set for Nov. 9-10 on the MSU campus. The a...

 

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...

 

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