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USDA offers assistance for Montana ag producers impacted by natural disasters

From Montana Farm Service Agency BOZEMAN — Montana agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency offers these low-interest...

 

Farm Bureau to address mental health concerns, farmer stress

From Montana Farm Bureau Federation Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train people who interact...

 

Pesticide applicator training set in Hingham

Staff and wire report The Hill County Extension Office will be holding a class for any producers wishing to obtain a private pesticide applicators license. The class is for new applicators to be able to purchase and apply restricted-use products....

 

Women in Agriculture conference to take place in Bozeman on Jan. 25

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University will be one of the hosts for the 2020 Women in Agriculture conference, which will be held in several locations on Jan. 25 and focus on topics related to women in the industry. The conference, an...

 

Oilseed growers petition MDA to create advisory committee

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee. MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower i...

 

Program looks for farmer nominations to get STEM funds in schools

Press release ST. LOUIS, Mo. —The America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by Bayer Fund, are back for another year to strengthen farming communities across Montana. Beginning Jan. 1, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is partnering with...

 

NILE accepting scholarship applications

From Northern International Livestock Exposition BILLINGS — Now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year, the NILE Foundation expects to award over $30,000 to youth. For almost 30 years, the NILE — Northern...

 

MSU Extension to offer cropping seminars Jan. 6-10 in Golden Triangle

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series Jan. 6-10 in Fort Benton, Stanford, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau and Great Falls. Speakers will cover crop...

 

MSU's Schutter Diagnostic Lab releases first in educational video series

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension’s Schutter Diagnostic Lab, the core of MSU’s Integrated Pest Management Program, released the first three in a series of educational videos earlier this month outlining the...

 

Registration Open: 2020 Soil Health Innovations Conference March 30-31 in Bozeman

From USDA Farm Service Agency Montana In March 2020, the inaugural Soil Health Innovations Conference will bring together leading experts and innovative farmers from around the U.S. to share the latest in soil science, best practices in soil...

 

Registration now open for Montana's Next Generation Conference set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Shelby

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Registration is now open for the 2020 Montana’s Next Generation Conference. The conference, which will take place in Shelby Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, will focus on business planning for the farm or...

 

Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage signups underway

From USDA Farm Service Agency Montana Agricultural producers can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program...

 

Winter farming workshops set in Havre

From Bear Paw Development Corp. A series of winter workshops in Havre will help beginning Farmers and Ranchers interested in starting a new business or adding a new enterprise. Planning For On-Farm Success offers expert presenters, experienced...

 

USDA opens CRP signup this week

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened signup for the Conservation Reserve Program Monday. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for...

 

Preauthorized debit available for farm loan borrowers

From USDA Farm Service Agency Montana USDA Farm Service Agency has implemented pre-authorized debit for Farm Loan Program borrowers. PAD is a voluntary and alternative method for making weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual...

 

Friday is Market Facilitation Program signup deadline

From USDA Farm Service Agency Montana The end of this week is the deadline for signup for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program. Signup runs through Friday. USDA recently announced the second tranche of MFP payments. Producers of MFP-eligible commodit...

 

Montana farmers incurring losses to unharvested crops due to early fall snowstorms may be eligible for WHIP+

From USDA Farm Service Agency Montana WHIP+ may be available for eligible producers who have incurred eligible losses of certain crops, trees, bushes, and vines in counties where heavy snowfall occurred within the growing season. Eligible crops...

 

Montana Cattlemen to host Cattlemen's Day in Lewistown

Press release Montana Cattlemen’s Association will host its 18th annual Cattlemen’s Day Saturday, Dec. 7, at the YOGO Inn in Lewistown beginning at 9 a.m. Starting off the program, Jim Larson will discuss the Montana State Fund Safety Program. Mo...

 

Hemp seminar slated for February in Great Falls

Press release Montana State University Extension will host a free seminar Feb. 11 in Great Falls where speakers will discuss hemp research use of pesticides with hemp, and update on hemp grown in Montana. Jan Slaski, PhD, PaG is a principle...

 

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

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Montana State University will host 1,500 high school and middle school students from across the state on Nov. 14-16 for the eighth annual John Deere Ag Expo. The...

 

Registration open for USDA 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum

From U.S. Department of Agriuculture WASHINGTON — Registration is now open for the 96th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, the largest annual meeting and premiere event of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two-day forum will take place on...

 

Farm Service Agency guaranteed lender meeting set in Chinook

From USDA Montana Farm Service Agency BOZEMAN — United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that eight informational meetings for agricultural lenders and other interested parties familiar with FSA’s guaranteed...

 

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...

 

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