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Articles with the Tag: Agriculture

Organic farm builds 4,000-bale maze Organic farm builds 4,000-bale maze

News from Whitefish Stage Organic Farms KALISPELL – Whitefish Stage Organic Farms, at 2288 Whitefish Stage Rd., approximately one mile north of Reserve in Kalispell, completed a 4,000 bale straw bale maze estimated at approximately 20,000 square feet. It is shaped like a tractor and built entirely...

MSU pesticide education offered in Ronan

  MSU pesticide  education offered  in Ronan   RONAN — The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators on Oct. 2, at the Ronan Community Center. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, includi...

2018 Lake County Fair Results announced 2018 Lake County Fair Results announced

Grand and Reserve Champions at the Lake County Fair: Aerospace, Level II, Grand : Ryan Kendall  Beef, Market Beef, standard breed, Grand: Darcy Coleman  Reserve: Brielle Zempel   Market Beef, small breed, Grand: Bryanne Zempel   Reserve: Braydon Zempel     &nb...

National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally

LAKE COUNTY – Although the time has past for National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5 to 11, it’s not too late to support local markets across the county. “We are in the produce season,” said Rosie Goldich, food and agriculture coordinator with the Lake County Community Development Cor...

Publication on noxious weed ID available Publication on noxious weed ID available

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension has updated its publication on noxious weed identification, “Montana’s Noxious Weeds,” making the information available for the first time as an electronic flipbook accessible on mobile devices. Mobil...

Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...

Briefs for July 25, 2018

Mission Valley Rises works to get out the vote News from Mission Valley Rises Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! invites you to use your voice. Register to vote. Decisions made by the people we vote for affect our families and communities every day.   Make your voice known. Vote like ...

Tips for growing organic garden peas Tips for growing organic garden peas

Peas love good, rich, moist loamy soils. Gypsum may be added to heavy clay soils to lighten them, and organic compost is excellent for building mountain and valley soils poor in nutrients. Fish bone meal, alfalfa meal, and kelp meal are amendments that will provide the complete range of nitrogen, phosphorous...

4-H members weigh market animals, continue projects 4-H members weigh market animals, continue projects

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension  RONAN – Eight a.m. on April 21 saw the first 4-H families maneuvering their pickups and trailers into line at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan to weigh their lambs and piglets. From 9 to 11 a.m., 13 lambs baaed and 56 piglets squea...

Students learn origins of food, explore ag-related topics Students learn origins of food, explore ag-related topics

POLSON – Joey Fulwiler, fourth grader, looked into an observation box full of bees moving about. He put his ear close to the clear partition and listened. “I heard their wings buzzing,” he said. “They sound cool.” Joey was participating in the annual Fourth Grade Ag Days o...


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