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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...

 

Specialty crop block grants available

Press release HELENA— The Montana Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for an estimated $1.5 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The competitive grant program is designed to expand...

 

Report highlights MSU's ag research in 2018

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University has released a report summarizing the university’s agricultural research on subjects ranging from beef breeding to optimizing the protein content of pea crops.   The 2018 Research Report,...

 

Canola research and development facility opens in Great Falls

Press release Cargill Inc. announced it chose Great Falls as the location of a new facility conducting research developing omega-3 fatty acids from canola plants to reduce reliance on fishmeal, increase the viability of farm-raised fish and reduce...

 

Montana Cattlemen to host 17th annual Cattlemen's Day in Lewistown

Press release Montana Cattlemen’s Association will host its 17th annual Cattlemen’s Day Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown beginning at 9 a.m. Starting off the program will be a special presentation to Les Graham acknowledging his 25...

 

MSU ag research centers to host crop and beef meetings in December, January

MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Three Montana State University agricultural research centers will host winter meetings on pertinent crop and beef research for Montana. The statewide centers are part of the MSU College of Agriculture and the Montana...

 

MSU to offer fumigant trainings Dec. 18 – Havre MT

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Pesticide Education Program will offer two trainings to assist applicators in effectively managing pests with phosphine fumigants while using the fumigants safely. Phosphine gas...

 

Winners announced for the 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest

Press release GREAT FALLS — The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative...

 

MSU hosting Crop and Pest Management School with small-grains focus

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University will host its annual Crop and Pest Management School, set for Jan. 14-16, in MSU’s Strand Union in Ballroom D. MSU Extension, the MSU College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural...

 

Volunteers needed for John Deere Ag Expo

Press release BOZEMAN — The Montana FFA Foundation is once again partnering with John Deere dealers across the state to host almost 1,600 high school and middle school FFA members November 15-17 at Montana State University for the 7th Annual John...

 

Two opportunities to serve on USDA advisory committees

Press release Advisory Committee on Minority Farms The Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement published a Federal Register Notice — https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-06/pdf/2018-24208.pdf —to solicit applications for the Advisory...

 

Stockgrowers meet and greet, annual meeting set for this weekend

Havre Daily News staff North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association and Montana State University-Northern Collegiate Stockgrowers have invited people to several events on the Northern campus this weekend. North Central Stockgrowers will hold its...

 

Montana NRCS announces conservation initiatives for 2019

BOZEMAN — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering additional funding through EQIP — Environmental Quality Incentives Program — to target specific resource concerns in Montana in 2019: on-farm energy, honey bee...

 

Steer donations needed for MSU's student Steer-A-Year program

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana ranchers are encouraged to donate a steer for the benefit of the learning and development of next generation agricultural producers. Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of...

 

Smith talks ag and conservation on Montana Ag Live

Press release Larry Smith, long-time Phillips County rancher will be the featured guest on Montana Ag Live Sunday.. The topic he and others will address is how agriculture and conservation can coexist for the benefit of both. Larry and his wife,...

 

MSU to offer fumigant trainings Dec. 18 and Dec. 19

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Pesticide Education Program will offer two trainings to assist applicators in effectively managing pests with phosphine fumigants while using the fumigants safely. Phosphine gas...

 

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