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 Local    July 22, 2019 

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...

 

Entry about to open for NILE Stock Show and Rodeo

Havre Daily News staff The Northern International Livestock Exhibition has announced entries soon will be opening for its NILE Stock Show and Rodeo in Billings Oct. 12-19. Entries for all divisions will open Monday. Information for entering each...

 

Farm families weighed down by increased stress

Farm families are under increased stress this season, challenged by weather, trade issues, the farm economy and many other factors that are out of their control. Stress impacts our bodies in many ways and can result in symptoms such as increased...

 

Montana Farm Service Agency hiring in five locations

The Farm Service Agency is seeking to fill five additional full-time, permanent  Program Technician positions at county field office locations across the state of Montana. In addition to the salary, positions with FSA offer benefits such as...

 

The NILE looking for interns for expo

From Northern International Livestock Exhibition 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...

 

Montana FFA Foundation awards scholarships and grants

From Montana FFA Foundation BOZEMAN — This spring, the Montana FFA Foundation was able to award over $70,000 in scholarships and grants to FFA members and local FFA chapters throughout the state including several awards in Chinook. The foundation...

 

Christy Clark selected as new Agricultural Sciences Division administrator

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture announced Christy Clark has accepted the division administrator position for the department’s agricultural sciences division. Clark, a native of Choteau, has... Full story

 

Association hosts organic farm and ranch tour

From Montana Organic Association MISSOULA — The summers of 2017 and 2018 have been rough growing seasons for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Extreme drought, extended heat, and wildfires brought very challenging conditions to Montana, including...

 

USDA helps farmers, businesses and ag producers cut energy costs

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced Tesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding 58 grants for projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Pu...

 

Summer storms: Reminder to cover your crops with state hail insurance

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — Montana’s producers are no stranger to severe weather, and with temperatures rising across the state so are the chances of significant and severe hail storms. The Montana State Hail Program began it...

 

MSU College of Agriculture seeks nominations for outstanding leaders

By Reagan Colye MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Agricultural Leader award, which will be presented during the annual Celebrate Agriculture weekend Nov....

 

Montana Range Days offers tour opportunities

Press release The Beaverhead Conservation District is excited to announce two days of range tours offered in conjunction with Montana Range Days. June 18 and 19, participants will visit some of the most advanced ranching operations in Beaverhead and...

 

Montana FSA issues reminders

From Montana FSA Producers have until May 31 to apply for crop year 2018 marketing assistance loans for feed grains, upland cotton, soybeans and minor oilseeds. These marketing assistance loans are considered nonrecourse, meaning they can either be...

 

USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

From Farm Service Agency USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications beginning June 3 for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill...

 

NILE seeks applicants for this year's NILE Merit Heifer program

BILLINGS — Applications for the NILE Merit Heifer program are now available for the 2019-2020 year. The program is a live animal scholarship, meaning the recipients are given a young, live, heifer calf. The objective is to to help youth get a...

 

Montana Farm Bureau summer conference slated for Bozeman

From Montana Farm Bureau Federation Montana Farm Bureau continues celebrating its centennial this year with its summer conference theme, “Harvesting Our History; Cultivating Our Future.” The MFBF Summer Conference will be held June 11-13 at the...

 

Conservation project in central and northeastern Montana takes on saline seeps

From Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN — Agricultural producers in Cascade, Chouteau, Daniels, Fergus, Judith Basin, Petroleum, Roosevelt, and Sheridan counties can sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program to reclaim...

 

USDA amends National List for organic livestock and handling

From U.S. Department of Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday published a final rule in the Federal Register, available online at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/30/2019-08700/national-organic-p...

 

Producers reminded to get coverage through state hail insurance program

From Montana Department of Agriculture The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers to get covered through the State Hail Insurance Program. Montana producers can access and fill out applications for state hail insurance online by...

 

MDA announces Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant recipients

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture and Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council has awarded more than $1.79 million for the development and implementation of noxious weed management programs...

 

Stetsons and Stilettos celebrates ag and the Kentuck Derby

Havre Daily News staff The NILE Foundation is inviting people to come to Billings Saturday, May 4, for its annual scholarship fundraiser, Stetsons and Stilettos. “Awarding scholarships and supporting the next generation of agriculturists is near...

 

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