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The Eighth Annual John Deere Ag Expo set for Nov. 14-16 at MSU

Press release The Montana FFA Foundation is once again partnering with John Deere dealers across the state to host 1,500 high school and middle school FFA members Nov. 14-16 for the Eighth Annual John Deere Ag Expo at Montana State University. Over...

 

MSU student program seeks steer donations for 2019-20 school year

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A continuously growing student program in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of steers, feed or financial support for the 2019-20 academic year. The Steer-A-Year program allows...

 

MSU research team discovers new microbe in wheat stem sawfly

Reagan Colyer MSU News Service BOZEMAN - A team of researchers in Montana State University's College of Agriculture has discovered a previously unidentified microbe that lives symbiotically with...

 

13th annual agricultural economics conference set for Nov. 1

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and MSU Extension will host the 13th annual agricultural economics conference, “Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture...

 

Montana FSA dates and deadlines

USDA Farm Service Agency reminds agricultural producers of the following FSA dates and deadlines. Contact your local FSA for assistance and with any questions. • Ongoing: Contact FSA right away for notice of loss deadlines and disaster program...

 

Farm Bureau urges Congress for quick ratification of trade agreement

From Montana Farm Bureau Federation The Montana Farm Bureau is urging Congress to ratify the U.S. Mexico-Canada Trade agreement. The trade relationship with Canada and Mexico is critical to American farmers. In 2018, food and agricultural exports to...

 

Beekeepers reminded of fee changes

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding Montana’s commercial and hobbyist beekeepers of the change in apiary registration fees as a result of the passage of House Bill 443 during the...

 

Proposals sought for Potato Research and Market Development Program

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research and Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research and...

 

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...

 

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