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Montana 4-H enrolling new members, seeking volunteers Montana 4-H enrolling new members, seeking volunteers

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Youth across Montana who would like to enroll in Montana 4-H are invited to do so during the month of October. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension. It offers a range of choices and opportunities for youth to learn and grow, such as cooking or sewing, learning about conservation and robotics or raising an animal, while instilling employable life skills. In all, Montana 4-H offers more than 200 different projects and experiences that engage youth in learning. It is the largest out-of-school youth development program in the state, reaching nearly 20,000 youth in all 56 counties each year. In general...

Farmland protection becomes part of NDAA

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As part of his continued push to protect America’s food security and national security, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today took to the Senate floor to urge his Senate colleagues to support his bipartisan legislation to prevent foreign adversari...

MSGA accepts applications

News from MSGA HELENA — Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) has opened internship applications for the 2023 Annual Convention that will be held Dec. 6-8 in Billings. The program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and e...

Thunder Road Farm hosts raspberry jam farm party Thunder Road Farm hosts raspberry jam farm party

News from the Arlee CDC ARLEE — Thunder Road Farm in Arlee is hosting a Raspberry Jam Farm Party on Sunday, July 30 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. The event includes picking fresh raspberries to take home, followed by a farm-to-table dinner made with local ingredients and live music by John Floridis and Jen...

Livestock Disaster Relief Act will help Montana ranchers

News from the office of Senator Tester  BIG SANDY — As part of his continued efforts to advocate for Montana’s family farmers and ranchers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this month introduced his bipartisan Livestock Disaster Relief Act with Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to help ensure that Mo...

Pollinator week returns to Ronan Pollinator week returns to Ronan

RONAN — Trivia, food, family and sidewalk chalk competition to boot. A weeklong event filled with fun and activities to raise awareness about native plant life, the insects and animals that help to pollinate plant life and the promotion of less harmful alternatives to the harsh chemicals used in garden...

MT 4-H Congress set for July 9-14 at MSU

News from the MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The 78th annual Montana 4-H Congress is set for July 9-14 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. Montana 4-H expects more than 300 4-H youth, volunteers and MSU Extension faculty to be in attendance. This year’s theme is TV 4-H Network....

USDA to aid organic dairy producers

News from the USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces assistance for dairy producers with the new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). ODMAP is established to help mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply...

$500M Available for USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

News from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service WASHINGTON — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced the availability of $500 million in funding to advance partner-driven solutions to conservation on agricultural land through the Regional Conservation Partnership Pro...

Funding available for organic producers

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will cover up to 75% of the costs associated with organic certification, up to $750 per category, through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages organic agricultural produ...


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